Experiencing social media issues

The promise of social media is to feel more connected through platforms that can help us support each other. Unfortunately, the potential is always there to be negatively impacted by hurtful words, bullying, judgment and criticism—delivered easily, thoughtlessly and often anonymously. But you can control your online experience.


Self Magazine worked with experts to create the informative “9 Things to Try if You Hate Social Media But Don’t Actually Want to Quit.” The article helps to maximize the positive impact of social media, avoid negative stressors and make it work for you.

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Even after you take control of your life online, you may still face challenges. If social media or mistreatment on digital platforms interferes with your school, work, relationships or quality of life, get support before things get worse. Check out the resources below or browse the full directory here.

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Resource Type Contact
Crisis Text Line

Have a free, confidential chat with a trained counselor. Available 24/7.

Text Line Text ACTION to 741-741

Call for a free, confidential conversation with a trained counselor. Available 24/7.

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Warmline Directory

A Warmline is a free peer-run hotline that offers callers emotional support, staffed by volunteers with lived experience.

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Inclusive Therapists

Inclusive Therapists offers a safer, simpler way to find a culturally responsive, social justice-oriented therapist.

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ADAA Therapist Search

A tool to help find local mental health services, including teletherapy options.

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A paid online portal that provides access to mental health services, including online counseling, phone, and text communication.

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A paid online text therapy platform that provides 24/7 access to licensed therapists who cover a broad range of mental health services.

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Outside the U.S.? Find a Helpline

Free emotional support, wherever you are.

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