Although many don’t realize it, thousands of people are abused and neglected everyday, often by the people who are closest to them like family, friends, sitters, neighbors, teachers, and coaches. The Hotline counselor will not tape the telephone conversation or ask for your name (unless you ask to have literature mailed to you).Chat Counselor Matching Take a questionnaire and be matched with a therapist specific to your needs.Many adults keep this a secret well into their adult life and many find that the effect upon them has had devastating consequences not only throughout their childhood but also in their adult life.You may find that you have enormous difficulty in maintaining loving and trusting relationships, you may have low sense of worth and low self esteem, you may suffer from sexual difficulties and depression.You can keep talking to your mentor as long as you like and there is never a fee.Talking about ideas, decisions and fears is better than not talking about them.If you feel you need further support after your initial live chat with a counsellor, then one of our other services (Message a Counsellor, webcam, telephone or face-to-face counselling) may be more appropriate for you.
Self-injuring behavior is not the same as a suicide attempt: Though some individuals who self-harm may attempt suicide, in general, acts of self-harm do not indicate a desire to end one's life.
In order to try and block out the abuse and to cope you may be drinking heavily, taking drugs, self harming, suffering from eating disorders and may feel suicidal.
It is important to share the way you are feeling with someone you can trust, someone who will be there for you to listen and give you support.
These Email Mentors will be of the same gender as you are and will be able to offer you encouragement, advice, and a safe place to talk as they walk with you through the problem you are facing.
The conversation is free, confidential and non-judgemental.