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.For men who want to stop their violent or abusive behaviour towards their family members.Women can also seek information and help for their male partner, husband, relative or friend.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.If your situation is serious, we recommend calling or chatting first. Loveisrespect Text for Help Services are sponsored by Mary Kay Inc.As always, we at loveisrespect are concerned for your safety. Speak to a peer advocate by calling 1-866-331-9474.
Whether you are just leaving an abusive relationship or not sure if your relationship is unhealthy, advocates have received extensive training to help you determine the answer that best fits your life.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.Qualified youth mental health professionals provide support to young people worried about their mental health or experiencing issues such as depression, bullying and isolation.Support is also available to concerned parents or carers.