The live chat (IM-style) is not a public chat room.We use an internal messaging system specifically for young adults who need to contact a peer advocate — it is NOT a general chat messenger such as MSN Messenger, AIM, Yahoo Live Chat, Gchat or i Chat.
Please make sure you are in a safe space before you text. When you call, be prepared for the advocate to first ask if you are in a safe place to talk.
Always delete the conversation after you finish to ensure that no one else can access your information. Once you are, the advocate will encourage you to explain your situation.
Our trained peer advocates are available 24/7/365 to offer education, support and advocacy to teens and young adults, as well as their concerned friends and family members, who have questions or concerns about their dating relationships.
We also provide information about dating abuse to service providers, counselors, teachers and members of law enforcement.
You will receive a response from a peer advocate prompting you for your question.
Go ahead and text your comment or question and we will reply. We can send interactive links and resources for you to access directly from your phone. Turn your text into a talk by asking an advocate for our phone number or using our chat service.If they suggest something that you don’t think will work for you, don’t be afraid to let them know.After you and your advocate come up with ideas for your situation, the advocate will review them with you and can connect you to a local resource, if you’d like.Peer advocates can connect you to resources in your area, provide you with helpful websites, help you create a plan to stay safe or just listen to your concerns.All conversations with peer advocates via phone, chat or text are free and confidential.If your situation is serious, we recommend calling or chatting first. Loveisrespect Text for Help Services are sponsored by Mary Kay Inc.