The STOMP Out Bullying™ HelpChat Line: Get Help with Bullying
Are you being or have you been bullied or cyberbullied?
Are you going through a rough time because of it?
You are not alone! We’re here to help!
The STOMP Out Bullying™ HelpChat Line is a free and confidential online chat that helps youth ages 13-24 ONLY with issues around bullying and cyberbullying; as well as providing support to youths who may be at risk of suicide.
Our live trained counselors will ask you questions and listen so they can help you create a plan.
THIS PAGE IS NOT AVAILABLE TO ADULTS
THIS PAGE IS NOT THE PLACE TO ASK ABOUT SCHOOL PROJECTS
PLEASE DO NOT TAKE AWAY TIME FROM TEENS WHO REALLY NEED HELP!
|Sunday||8:00PM - 12:00AM||EST|
|Tuesday||7:00PM - 11:00PM||EST|
|Wednesday||8:00PM - 12:00AM||EST|
|Thursday||10:00PM - 3:00AM||EST|
|Friday||8:00PM - 12:00AM||EST|
Normally the STOMP Out Bullying™ HelpChat Line is available 24/7.
However, due to schedule changes, the HelpChat Line is currently only available during the hours above.
We are sorry for any inconvenience and look forward to being available again 24/7 very soon.
When the Help Chat Line is not available and you are in crisis please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or the GLBT National Youth Talkline at 1-800-246-PRIDE (1-800-246-7743)
Should you have an important question when the HelpChat Line is not available please feel free to email us 10:00AM - 6:00PM EST.
We ask that anyone who comes on to the site or uses our phone numbers as pranks, to understand that this is not only illegal in many cases, but you are taking away time from youths who are in real and serious need of our help.
Please consider this when thinking about prank calls, signing onto the HelpChat Line and sending messages. Someone’s life could be in jeopardy.
The STOMP Out Bullying™ Live HelpChat Line is a free and confidential live help chat for kids and teens over the age of 13. It is intended to assist those who are victims of all forms of bullying and those who may be at risk for suicide as a result of being bullied.
Here you can connect with trained volunteers who can help support you without judgments. Our counselors have been specially trained to assist kids and teens who are feeling distressed as a result of being bullied and to respond to all requests for emotional support.
The goal of the STOMP Out Bullying™ Live HelpChat Line is to help you reduce the stress you are feeling as a result of being bullied and to empower you to make healthy decisions.
You will be asked questions regarding:
- Your safety
- Emotions and thoughts regarding your situation
- Feelings of depression
- If you have thoughts of suicide
- You are required to use your real first name on the STOMP Out Bullying™ Live HelpChat Line
- If a trained volunteer counselor feels that you are in danger, he or she will talk with you about accessing emergency services to ensure your safety. Toward the end of the chat, our trained volunteer counselor will help you explore some options for moving forward.
- There may be times when additional contact information is requested. This will be requested in case the chat is unexpectedly disconnected or our trained volunteer counselor needs to send emergency services to you. It is always your choice whether or not you feel comfortable providing this information to our trained volunteer counselor, but it is in your best interest to provide the additional contact information. Your personal information will never be shared unless a volunteer counselor feels your life is in imminent danger.
When you enter the chat room please wait for a trained volunteer to assist you as trained volunteers may be assisting others and there will be times you may have to wait.
When you click on "Chat," you will be asked to “log on” where you will enter the chat lobby. If a volunteer counselor does not respond to you immediately, please be patient as they may be on another chat. You may need to try again in a half hour, but every attempt will also be made to connect to you as soon as possible.
When chat counselors are busy with others and you are in crisis, are in need of immediate assistance or have an emergency, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or the GLBT National Youth Talkline at 1-800-246-PRIDE (1-800-246-7743)
This service is available to U.S. Residents only.
The STOMP Out Bullying HelpChat Line is designed to be accessed through a computer, so students may have technical difficulties if they are using a smartphone or tablet. If students experience technical difficulties, students may email us through they contact form on our website and can expect a response within 24 hours.
If a student is immediate crisis, they should call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or the GLBT National Youth Talkline at 1-800-246-PRIDE (1-800-246-7743)
The Help ChatLine is not available to adults. Parents or caregivers: If you have any questions about your children in regards to bullying or cyberbullying please call us at 877-N0BULLY (602-8559) or email us.
Learn about the warning signs of suicide and what you can do to help someone who is in crisis.
International Suicide Hotline Resources Outside Of The United States:
Legal Disclaimer: The STOMP Out Bullying™ Help ChatLine is not intended to be a substitute for professional psychological advice, counseling, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your counselor, therapist or other qualified mental health providers with any questions you may have regarding depression or suicidal feelings. Never disregard professional mental health advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on the STOMP Out Bullying site or have discussed with a STOMP Out Bullying HelpChat Line volunteer.
If you think you are in crisis, if this is an emergency, or you need immediate assistance, call 911 or contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or the or the GLBT National Youth Talkline at 1-800-246-PRIDE (1-800-246-7743) immediately.
STOMP Out Bullying™, the STOMP Out Bullying™ HelpChat Line™ and/or Love Our Children USA™ does not recommend or endorse any specific physicians, counselors, therapists, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned on the Site. Reliance on any information provided by STOMP Out Bullying™, the STOMP Out Bullying™ HelpChat Line™ and/or Love Our Children USA™ its employees, volunteers and others appearing on the Site at the invitation of STOMP Out Bullying™, the STOMP Out Bullying™ HelpChat Line™ and/or Love Our Children USA™, or other visitors to the Site is solely at your own risk.