We're glad you're here!!!
HelpingTeens.org is a SAFE PLACE for teenagers to be themselves. A place where you will be treated with kindness, compassion AND respect. The staff members, from the administrators to the moderators, are just like you. They have had their share of problems and they know how important it is to have someone to talk to - someone that they can count on to lend them an ear and an open heart. We all need help every now and then. At HelpingTeens not only will you be helped - but you will have the opportunity to share your wisdom with other teens. We all need to know that we are NOT ALONE!
There are several different ways you can be helped at HelpingTeens. The most popular way of being helped is by using our Support Groups Forums. These Support Groups are made up of many different forums - each forum dedicated to a specific topic. This is where you will be able to share what's on your mind and get help from other members. It is also where you will be able to help other teens with their problems. If this is your first time at a message forum - you might be a little intimidated. But you will soon learn that at HelpingTeens, people really do care about you.
There are also many articles that have already been written and are located in our Articles Section. This is a great place to start. The article topics are quite varied and include such things as: suicide, depression, sex, sexuality & pregnancy, self harm, rape & abuse, school & after school, bullies, relationships, family & friends, smoking, self esteem, religion & spirituality, general health, disorders & eating disorders, drugs & alcohol and miscellaneous topics.
If you would prefer to chat with someone LIVE, HelpingTeens has that too! Simply click on LIVE CHAT and talk to someone right now!! Just so you know - sometimes - no one is in the chat room, but that's OK. There are still lots of things for you to look at on the website.
IF you need immediate help, be sure to click on RESOURCES. There you will find links to many helpful hotlines and websites. Just don't forget to come back to HelpingTeens.org!! We would miss you if you were not here!
At HelpingTeens.org - silence is NOT golden. In fact, being silent just makes us feel more alone. But you are NOT alone, not anymore! HelpingTeens was created for someone just like you. We encourage you to speak out and share with us whatever it is you have on your mind. All we ask is that you be forever mindful of our rules to be considerate of other people's feelings.
We look forward to meeting you.
All of your friends at HelpingTeens.