How it Works
Download the WhiteFlag app and sign up anonymously with a username.
WhiteFlag is free for users, and it always will be.
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Need to talk? Instantly connect with someone who has been there too.
You are not alone. And you never have to feel that way again.
MORE THAN AN APP
The WhiteFlag movement is dedicated to:
Acceptance – No judgment, just real people helping people in pain.
Connection – You are not alone. We help you connect with people who understand your pain.
Support – Get help and give help. Immediately. Anonymously. Free.
Healing – Don't give up. WhiteFlag is a safe space where it's okay to not be okay.
When you are most in need of help is often the moment when it’s the most difficult to reach out and ask. That's why at WhiteFlag, people who know what you're going through will reach out to you.
Whether you’re struggling with PTSD, depression, substance use, grief, divorce or simply seek advice, WhiteFlag is a safe space where you can say the things you think no one else can bear to hear. Our community is ready to listen, hold space and relate.
WhiteFlag is designed to seamlessly and instantly match people who want to help ease suffering with those who need their support. Built by people who understand rock bottom, desperation and darkness, WhiteFlag is light in the dark and the link to someone who understands when it feels like no one possibly can.
Some people have a difficult time reaching out for help and want others to initiate support. Sometimes all it takes is a friendly word to make a difference. The Support Someone list utilizes a unique algorithm to match individuals who are seeking help with users that have similar backgrounds.
A Letter from Our Founder
- Jonny McCoy
In October 2009, I witnessed a suicide while being unlawfully detained in a jail cell in Columbia, S.C. Although my case garnered national attention and I won the lawsuit against my wrongdoers, my mental health plummeted. As a practicing attorney, I constantly feared that my peers and the State Bar Association would discover that I had become heavily dependent on Xanax, which was prescribed for my unrelenting PTSD, anxiety and depression. Nightmares, panic attacks and despair nearly ended my life — and afraid of the stigma, I attempted suicide before I ever told anyone that I needed help.
I spent 35 days in a PTSD recovery center and experienced six months of horrific benzodiazepine withdrawals, before realizing that I would not go far on my journey to recovery without a support system of people who understood me. I emerged from treatment on a mission: To help others who are silently suffering. In 2018, I started a PTSD and anxiety support group in my hometown.
My time in the treatment facility taught me that connecting with others who are suffering is when the real healing begins. I learned that when you connect with someone who truly understands, you feel safe. Within this safe space, I was able to be honest, accepting, humble, open and vulnerable — the things I needed to be to start my healing journey.
I created WhiteFlag for others to find that connection, too. I want you to find the right people who can hear what you’re not able to say. No matter what day or time, someone will always be there. A person — unpaid and untrained — that you would meet in any support group. Welcome to the WhiteFlag movement.