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Castaway
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This is ONLY to Scarlet, and Scarlet only. I need to know if their are other ways of contact Ponton BESIDES e-mail, since that won't work. I need to know if she has something like AIM or Yahoo or some crap like that.
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Heather
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I was suggesting you READ her.

A therapist is not going to take a youth client or talk to them via an online messenger service. Liability and payment issues aside -- and those are substantial -- no therapist is going to take on a new client they can't see in person. And when you're a legal minor, there are also other issues at play.

So, per looking for your own therapist, you'll need to go through other avenues, especially if you have insurance you want to have cover those costs. Your general doctor is somewhere you can start to get a referral.

(If you are local to Lynn Ponton and looking to become a patient of hers, of course, you could ask your doc to refer you to her specifically, though I suspect she has a seriously substantial waiting list, given she is very well-known.)

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Castaway
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..**** that, I'll just do something like kill myself instead maybe
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Heather
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As someone who has had to clean a loved one's head off of a wall, I'm not very keen on entertaining suicide threats, nor are we in any position to do so here at Scarleteen.

If you feel that way in earnest, here's a hotline number for you for an organization who is in that position: 1-800- 273-8255.

That said and given, I'm suspending your posting privledges for a week to give you time to both re-review our user registration agreement -- especially per your tone/language and being responsive to the staff and volunteers requests here -- and to cool the heck off and get some perspective.

The way you've been posting here is simply by no means acceptable, no matter how troubled you may be.

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