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.For example, we’re often asked: “So, what should I do? Instant Messaging (IM) or better known as Messaging, and Chat Rooms, utilize the Internet as the backbone for their functionality.
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.
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.
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.