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  • Title: 2NDFLOOR: Youth Helpline of New Jersey
    Descriptive info: .. Share Your 2nd Floor Story.. Mail.. Facebook.. About Us.. Message Board.. More Help.. Cyberbullying.. Dating Abuse.. Mental Health.. Sex and Sexuality.. Bullying.. Dating and Relationships.. Eating Disorders/Body Image.. Health.. LGBTQI.. Substance Use and Abuse.. En Espanol.. 2NDFLOOR is a confidential and anonymous helpline for New Jersey's youth and young adults.. We are here to help you find solutions to the problems that you face at home, at school or at play.. Helpline.. If you are between the ages of 10 and 24, live in New Jersey, and  ...   Emotions.. View thread in forum.. Lesbian but have a Boyfriend.. For our hearing impaired callers, 2NDFLOOR can be reached at the following TTY number: 732-264-1703.. Disclaimer:.. 2NDFLOOR is a youth helpline designed to listen, help and guide youth in addressing challenges.. Periodically, calls may be monitored for quality assurance and training purposes.. You are assured anonymity and confidentiality, except in life-threatening situations.. When receiving such an emergency phone call, 2NDFLOOR staff will initiate emergency call - trace procedures (within the capability of currently available technology) for police intervention..

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  • Title: Share Your Story | 2NDFLOOR: Youth Helpline of New Jersey
    Descriptive info: Share Your Story.. Tell Us About Your Experience.. Did calling 2NDFLOOR or writing to us online help you to solve, cope with or discuss a difficult problem? Are you willing to share your 2NDFLOOR story? Sharing your story is anonymous which means that we do not know who you are and do not have your email address..  ...   disclaimer and if you agree, click send.. It is as simple as that!.. When you share your 2NDFLOOR story it helps us to better understand how we are helping NJ's young people with their problems.. Plus, sometimes it is just plain nice to know that we are making a difference!.. First/Last Initial.. Subject.. Message (500 character limit)..

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  • Title: Cyberbullying | 2NDFLOOR: Youth Helpline of New Jersey
    Descriptive info: What Exactly is Cyberbullying?.. Cyberbullying is the intentional harassment and intimidation of other youth through the use of information and communication technologies, such as:.. e-mail.. instant messaging.. text/picture/video messages sent on a mobile phone.. social networking sites (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram).. blogs.. chat rooms.. interactive game sites.. Cyberbullying differs from bullying in several different ways.. Real life bullying is usually confined to one area, maybe the school or the bus.. Cyberbullying, on the other hand, can happen 24 hours a day; it is often hard to escape since we are always online.. In real life bullying, you always know who is bullying you.. Cyberbullying, however, is often anonymous through the use of temporary e-mail accounts and usernames.. Although there are differences between real life bullying and cyberbullying, there are still ways to be safe and prevent cyberbullying.. Cyberbullying is a very serious offense and has many repercussions.. Anything you post or do online never goes away; a copy of your actions will always exist even if you delete them from your computer.. What would future employers or college admission officers say if they saw what you posted or did online? A good rule to follow  ...   Block the bully’s chat account.. Block the bully as a friend on Facebook and social sites.. Call your cell-phone company to have the bully’s number blocked.. Save a hard copy of anything the bully has done or said to you online.. Tell a trusted adult about what happened.. Report the bully’s actions to the website or company where it occurred.. Important Things to Remember.. Never give out your passwords or personal information online.. Know who your friends are/do not add or communicate with a friend unless you know them.. Don’t say or do anything you wouldn’t do in real life.. Don’t visit online places where you could be mistreated.. Always tell a trusted adult if someone does something online that makes you feel uncomfortable or upset.. How Do You Know You Are Being Cyberbullied?.. Has someone posted hurtful comments on blogs or websites?.. Has someone continuously e-mailed or instant messaged you unwanted comments?.. Has someone stolen your online account and used it to post unwanted messages?.. Has someone saved private instant messaging conversations and used them to embarrass you?.. Has someone threatened you online?.. For More Information About Cyberbullying.. stopcyberbullying.. org.. netsmartz.. athinline.. cyberbullying.. wiredkids..

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  • Title: Dating Abuse | 2NDFLOOR: Youth Helpline of New Jersey
    Descriptive info: Is Your Relationship Healthy and Safe?.. Check out the list below for early signs of teen dating violence:.. Jealousy or anger.. Excessive calling and/or texting.. Criticizing or name-calling.. Humiliates you in public.. Attempts to isolate you from family and friends.. Keeps constant tabs on your whereabouts and insists you spend all your time with them.. Blames you for his/her problems and/or abusive behavior.. Invalidates your feelings and ideas.. Exploits you for money or other benefits.. Coerces you into performing sexual acts.. Uses other controlling behaviors.. While some of these behaviors may lead you to think that your partner is head-over-heels in love, many times these characteristics can be the early red flags for relationship abuse.. Did you know 1 in 4 teens report verbal, physical, emotional,  ...   victim of relationship abuse.. We all know that dating and relationships can and should be wonderful things.. However, if any of these red flags pop up and that little voice inside your head makes you wonder if something is wrong, chances are there is.. Teens, parents, teachers, counselors and other concerned adults should all know 2NDFLOOR is here to help.. My Relationship Is Healthy If:.. My family and friends have no concerns about the relationship.. We can talk about and resolve our problems.. We respect each other.. I always feel safe.. We have a give and take relationship.. We trust each other.. I feel free to make my own decisions.. I feel like I can always be myself.. For More Information About Dating Abuse.. newbeginningsnh.. loveisrespect..

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  • Title: Mental Health | 2NDFLOOR: Youth Helpline of New Jersey
    Descriptive info: Mental Health Facts.. Adolescents’ developing brains, coupled with hormonal changes, make them more prone to depression and other mental health disorders.. Approximately 20% of adolescents have a diagnosable mental health disorder and between 500,000 and one million young people aged 15 to 24 attempt suicide each year.. Between 50% and 75% of adolescents with anxiety disorders and impulse control disorders (such as conduct disorder or  ...   youth in the juvenile justice system have a diagnosable mental health disorder.. Existing mental health problems become increasingly complex and intense as children transition into adolescence.. In 2009 there were 2.. 0 million youth (8.. 1 percent of the population age 12 to 17) who had Major Depressive Disorder during the past year, 35.. 7 percent of which used illicit drugs in the past year..

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  • Title: Sex and Sexuality | 2NDFLOOR: Youth Helpline of New Jersey
    Descriptive info: Sex and Sexuality Facts.. Did you know that among U.. S.. high school students surveyed in 2011 47.. 4% had ever had sexual intercourse, 33.. 7% had had sexual intercourse during the previous 3 months, and, of these 39.. 8% did not use a condom the last time they had sex?.. 15.. 3% had  ...   Nearly half of the 19 million new STDs each year are among young people aged 15–24 years.. More than 400,000 teen girls aged 15–19 years gave birth in 2009.. Prior to the sexual activity, 21.. 6% drank alcohol or used drugs.. In 2006, an estimated 5,259 young people (ages 13-24) were diagnosed with HIV/AIDS..

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  • Title: Bullying | 2NDFLOOR: Youth Helpline of New Jersey
    Descriptive info: Over 30% of middle school and high school students report being involved in or affected by bullying.. Bullying can occur on many levels, directly at school, indirectly at home through cyber bullying or texting harassment, and the affects can last a lifetime.. If you or someone you know is suffering from bullying, or if you want to join the campaign to stop bullying, visit the links below!.. Bully Stoppers.. Bully Stoppers is an anonymous and free place for students to report bullying, which can then be viewed by school officials to take action.. In addition, the site provides students, parents and schools with strategies, tips and advice on  ...   school is the prime location for bullying, teachers, students, parents and administrators have to work together to stop bullying.. Bully Beware offers resources, blogs, products and information for educators, families and students.. Stomp Out Bullying.. A national anti-bullying and cyber bullying organization for kids and teens dedicated to stopping the drama, ending hate and stomping out bullying.. Visit this site to share your story, view PSA’s and celebrity campaigns, get involved or call their hotline!.. What Do You Choose.. Visit this site to make the choice to end bullying.. Here you can view their national anti-bullying campaign, share your story, learn how to spread awareness and show support!..

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  • Title: Dating and Relationships | 2NDFLOOR: Youth Helpline of New Jersey
    Descriptive info: The relationships you have in your youth help form the foundations for relationships later in life.. It is important to understand what makes a relationship healthy, unhealthy, abusive or somewhere in between.. Visit the links below to learn all about dating and relationships and access support.. RAINN.. The nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization, the Rape, Abuse Incest National Network (RAINN) operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline, in partnership with over 1,000 rape crisis centers nationwide, providing free, confidential advice 24/7.. RAINN also operates the National Sexual Assault online hotline, offers resources regarding sexual assault education for victims and loved ones, locating counseling centers and much more.. Break the Cycle.. Teens that experience dating abuse are unlikely to report but are at a greater risk to respond by engaging in other risk behaviors.. Break the Cycle works to provide preventative dating and domestic violence education and outreach to teens and young adults who experience, or are concerned, about dating violence.. It’s important to talk about dating abuse because everyone deserves a healthy  ...   help you stay safe, build support and access legal protection.. Love is Not Abuse.. Love Is Not Abuse is a campaign committed to stopping teen dating abuse, and engaging everyone in promoting healthy relationships.. They run by Break the Cycle, and associated with NO MORE and the National Dating Abuse Helpline.. Thats Not Cool.. Your mobile, IM and online accounts are a part of your identity.. If someone you’re dating is controlling, disrespecting or pressuring you in those spaces, that’s not cool.. Here you can learn where to draw your digital lines, how to deal with pressures and create a digital avatar to have your say about what is and what is not okay regarding textual harassment, peer pressure, privacy problems, rumors and more.. Joyful Heart Foundation.. The Joyful Heart Foundation works to heal, educate and empower survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse and shed light on the darkness that surrounds the issues.. You are not alone.. Visit this site if you or someone you know needs help..

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  • Title: Eating Disorders/Body Image | 2NDFLOOR: Youth Helpline of New Jersey
    Descriptive info: Learning to love yourself is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle.. Unfortunately, media influence and the modern emphasis to be thin can cause anxiety, body insecurity and eating disorders in many teens.. If you are suffering from poor body image, an eating disorder, or simply wish to learn more, the sites below offer resources and support that can help.. Proud2Bme.. This online community is created by and for teens, working to promote positive body image and encourage a healthy attitude about food and weight.. The pressure to be perfect is everywhere, visit this site to learn about confidence, health, stories, talk about your experiences and take a stand..  ...   or call their free confidential hotline!.. Healthy is the New Skinny.. HNS offers a platform for women to get information and support to foster a healthy mind, body and spirit.. Where media defines beauty through a narrow lens, HNS encourages women to love themselves and offers blogs, expert support, and a shop where proceeds go to a nonprofit body image awareness program.. Palo Alto Medical Foundation.. The Palo Alto Medical Foundation for Health Care, Research and Education is a non-for profit health care organization dedicated to enhancing the health of people in the community (****see above).. They provide affordable access to care and resources for those seeking medical help..

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  • Title: Health | 2NDFLOOR: Youth Helpline of New Jersey
    Descriptive info: Keeping yourself and your family healthy is essential to a well rounded, whole life.. The links below provide resources and information on how to keep yourself and loved ones healthy.. Center for Disease Control.. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention is a governmental organization that provides information and resources about diseases and conditions including ADHD, birth defects, cancer, diabetes, hepatitis, HIV/AODS, STD’s and more.. They also provide resources regarding  ...   America healthy!.. NJ Healthlink.. The New Jersey Healthlink provides comprehensive health care consumer information to seniors, families, children and healthcare professionals in New Jersey, with instant access to valuable health care information, details on services and eligibility and contact information.. Family Education.. This site provides comprehensive education focusing on family life, including resources and education about pregnancy, kids – babies, toddlers, kids and teens, schools, family centered activities, food and community..

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  • Title: LGBTQI | 2NDFLOOR: Youth Helpline of New Jersey
    Descriptive info: 2NDFLOOR believes in equal opportunity and treatment for all people, no matter your race, gender or sexual orientation.. Discovering your sexuality is a journey, and it can be confusing at times, especially if you are surrounded by people who may not understand you.. The pages below provide resources and support for anyone interested in LGBTQI topics.. Safe Schools Coalition.. An international public-private partnership in support of gay, lesbian and bisexual and transgender youth, The SSC is working to help schools become safe places where everyone; student, teacher or family, can belong.. They provide resources to schools, raise awareness, and offer skill based training along with other resources essential to promoting equality.. The Trevor Project.. The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth.. Visit the site to learn about suicide prevention, events, advocacy, chat, ask questions or call the Trevor lifeline.. The Human Rights Campaign.. The Human Rights Campaign is the largest civil rights organization working to  ...   that tell LGBTQI youth it gets better, and inspire the changes need to make it better.. The site offers videos, celebrity support, blogs, legal support and resources for help.. GLAD.. The Gay Lesbian Advocates Defenders are a New England based legal rights organization that works to end discrimination based on sexual orientation, HIV status and gender identity.. Here you can learn your rights, visit events, explore up to date news multimedia and learn how to help.. Born This Way Foundation.. Led by Lady Gaga and her mother, the Born this Way Foundation fosters a more accepting society that embraces individuality and difference.. Learn about safety, skills and opportunities, the Born Brave bus tour, get involved in building a kinder and braver world or find help.. PFLAG.. Parents, Families, Friends, and Allies United with LGBTQI People to move equality forward!.. Advocates for Informed Choice.. Advocates for Informed Choice (AIC) uses innovative legal strategies to advocate for the civil rights of children born with variations of reproductive or sexual anatomy..

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