When it's serious...

Below, we're republishing a blog post from 2010 to remind everyone how to find help when a problem is serious. Lately, we have received a few blog comments like that. A few girls have written to say they feel very sad. Others have written with medical questions like: What do I do about these funny red bumps I have? In both cases, it's important to get help from a grownup! And here's the original post if you'd like to check it out:

A Serious Siutation

Hi all,

Most of the comments and the questions we get have to do with ordinary problems. But once in a while, we get a comment or a question that is more serious. If you feel you have a problem that's too big for you to handle, please ask a grownup for help.

Here are grownups you can turn to:

1. Your parents

2. Other relatives: A grandmother, aunt, uncle, and other members of your family can be good people to turn to.

3. A school counselor: They are trained to help kids and will probably have ideas for what steps you can take next.

4. A crisis hotline: A crisis hotline is a phone number you can call and talk with someone if you feel you are in a serious situation and you don't know what else to do. The people who answer the phone will try to get you help, if you need it.

Think pink!


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Anonymous ckek said...

you are so right

April 10, 2012 at 2:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In Sweden our crisis hotline is only open from 3 to 9 during the week due to lack of resources

April 11, 2012 at 5:43 AM  
Anonymous Sparklz said...

Kinda off subject, but I was wondering what countries all u girls r from?? I'm from the United States (St Louis, Missouri to be exact). I didnt realize that you girls were from different countries so now im just wondering. Let me know!!


April 13, 2012 at 10:43 PM  
Anonymous i loveeeeeeeeeeeee pls said...

Pls is always soooooooooooooooooo right!!!!!!!!!!! And i. Love them even thouu didnt answer my question

April 14, 2012 at 2:01 AM  
Anonymous my brain said...

I'm really shy and self concious so not many people llike me because i find it hard make a conversation. I always don't know what to say, they might think what im talking about is stupid. believe me its happened. one girl was like "you're so boring" and another girl was like "you're pathetic"
is this a serious problem or do i just need to be more brave?

oh and im from Australia :)

April 16, 2012 at 1:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've never had exactly what you'd call a serios problem, but if i did i know for a fact i wouldnt tell my mum. I always feel really shy talking to her about other than "How was school today", so even though thats a great suggestion, im not sure its help to me.

April 19, 2012 at 5:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

to my brain

it's not your fault! it's just the girls that are being mean to you! next time someone is mean to you, say "Thanks!" that'll probably stop them. If the teasing gets worse, though, then you should tell an adult.

April 30, 2012 at 1:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i wnt a facebook really bad n a boyfriend 2 but since i wear skirts 2 school everyday guys dnt notice me wat do i do?

May 4, 2012 at 2:44 PM  
Anonymous I_Luv_My_Pitbull said...

Well you can try a lil lip gloss and a new hair style every day and bows and flower clips are really big this school season and with the fb prob try asking your parents which ever you feel more better asking hope this helps :)

April 22, 2013 at 6:19 PM  

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