The use of the internet is a promising approach in preventing suicide on the individual as well as the population level. However, this promise remains to be proven in trials and in practice.
The national Dutch suicide prevention platform113Online offers a 24/7 online anonymous mental health care programme. This includes crisis resolution, guided self help, and online psychotherapy. This programme is provided by professionals in close cooperation with volunteers staffing chat- and telephone helplines.
In this presentation philosophy, structure, methods, cost, and preliminary results of the first two years of 113Online are presented.