Connections is an online directory where people who are living with suicidal thoughts and feelings, including those who have survived attempts, can connect with others who have been there for support in their journey of recovery. Connections peer support volunteers serve as supportive listeners and, if helpful, share their experience of recovery and suicidal intensity.
Connections is a network for communication and remote-only informal support that is driven by the individuals and peer supporters themselves. It is not a full-time service and peer supporters are not mental health service professionals. Connections peer supporters are friendly volunteers– they are not working as professional treatment providers and should not be relied upon as a primary source of care in urgent situations.
Connections is a program of SAVE. SAVE was one of the nation’s first organizations dedicated to the prevention of suicide. Our work is based on the foundation and belief that suicide is preventable and everyone has a role to play in preventing suicide. Through raising public awareness, educating communities, and equipping every person with the right tools, we know we can SAVE lives.