Twice a year our message boards are read-only for a few days to a week in order to provide our staff and volunteers a break and the ability to have a in-service days to maintain other parts of the site and organization. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Our main site and all its content remains available to our users, and all the threads on our boards remain readable, new posts simply may not be added at this time, nor will new responses be given.
Sex, Etc., another excellent website for teen and young adult sexuality education and information, gladly welcomes our message board members to their forums and can provide you help and information. Those forums are at: http://www.sexetc.org/page/forum/
Go Ask Alice has a question and answer service here: http://www.goaskalice.columbia.edu/ask.html
In the US:
National Sexual Assault Hotline (RAINN): 800-656-HOPE
The Trevor Project (for LGBTQ youth): 866-488-7386
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255
National Abortion Federation: 877-257-0012
Lifeline Crisis: 131114
Just like when we're online, if you have a health emergency, your safety is currently at risk, or you have just been abused or assaulted, your best bet is to go to your local hospital or to contact your local police for immediate care.
Take good care of yourselves, and we look forward to talking with all of you again soon!
The Scarleteen Staff & Volunteers