MAP Resources Content Guidelines

These guidelines set the standards by which we evaluate resources when determining whether or not to include them on our list.


Although we regularly review resources, MAP Resources cannot guarantee that any resource fully complies with these guidelines. Resources may be added to or removed from our list at any time as we deem necessary to continue providing our services, ensure the safety and wellbeing of our users, and maintain our reputation as a trusted source of support resources. You can find the latest version of our list at


These guidelines apply to the resource being evaluated, any public-facing content created by the group providing the resource, and statements by staff members and affiliates of that group.


Reasonable measures must be taken to ensure the privacy or anonymity of users.

Fearmongering and other manipulative tactics may not be used to promote a service.

Illegal content may not be present and illegal activity may not be encouraged or promoted.

Resource providers must be resistant to social pressures that conflict with supporting MAPs.


Information must be accurate, up-to-date, and well-cited, particularly on these subjects:

Terms for MAPs (or subcategories) may not be used interchangeably with terms for abusers.


Harmful “treatments” may not be promoted or used, including any of the following:

Moral judgments may not be applied to unchosen traits or harmless actions.

If it is discussed, self-acceptance must be promoted.

Bigotry (towards any group) may not be present.

Categorical Guidelines

Crisis Resources

Excluding unexpected downtime, resources must be available in some capacity at all times.

Peer Support Groups

Members-only spaces must exist.

Moderators and leadership must be minor-attracted.

Contact discourse must be prohibited in public spaces.

The following must be prohibited:

Professional Support

Treatments must be based on up-to-date research.

User-Generated Content

Content must be moderated.

The following must be prohibited:


There may not be a cost associated with accessing support.