I lost my son, Josh, on 25th November 2020 to suicide at 21 years old. After examining Josh's phone, my daughter, Alice, found that he had been researching techniques to take his own life via harmful internet searches. The content available online following a search of this nature currently provides mental health support in one format; a helpline.
Mental health is a serious and urgent issue. Online searches for suicide methods have increased by 50% in the last 2 years with searches for suicide support lines also up by 150% since January 2019. (Semrush, 2021)
To ensure more help and support is given to individuals searching for harmful content online, we set up R;pple Suicide Prevention
. R;pple is a browser extension interceptive tool designed to ensure more help and support is provided to individuals who are conducting searches relating to self-harm or suicide. R;pple consists of a message of hope as well as a selection of mental health resources in a range of different options (call, text, webchat) from free, established and 24/7 charity services.
We hope you can support us on our mission to get people the mental health support they need at a time when they are most vulnerable.