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How Many Questions Does THFX Receive In A Day?

Published: June 24, 2012
Dear How Many Questions Does THFX Receive In A Day?,

About how many questions does Teen Health FX receive in a single day?


Dear How Many Questions Does THFX Receive In A Day?,

The number of questions submitted to TeenHealthFX per day varies, as most of the questions tend to come in over the weekend. Per month, FX can get up to several hundred questions from our readers.

For various reasons, FX is unable to answer each and every question that comes into the site. We understand that this might be disappointing and/or frustrating for some of our readers – but it is important that our readers know and understand that each and every one of your concerns is important and valid – and if we do not answer a question it is not because your concerns do not matter. Again, there are various factors that come into play when it comes to which questions we do and do not answer.

If you have a question or concern, we always suggest you start by doing a search on the website to see if the information you are looking for is in an answer already on the site. You can use the search feature on the upper right-hand corner of the homepage or look up some questions under the specific category you are interested in. If you do not find the information, please feel free to submit your question. If your question is not answered, please do not let this stop you from getting the information you need. Talk to a parent/guardian, your doctor, a therapist, a school staff member, or any other trusted adult who can give you the information you need.

In addition, keep the following referral and resource information in mind:

  • If you live in northern New Jersey and need help finding a therapist you can call the Access Center from Atlantic Behavioral Health at 888-247-1400. Outside of this area you can log onto the US Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration website for referrals in your area. You can also contact your insurance company to get a list of in-network mental health providers or check with your school social worker or psychologist to get a list of referrals in your area.
  • If you don't have a doctor and live in northern New Jersey, you can call the Adolescent/Young Adult Center for Health at 973-971-5199 for an appointment with an adolescent medicine specialist or contact your local teen health center or Planned Parenthood. You can also contact your insurance company for a list of in-network providers.
  • If you get to the point that you are seriously considering suicide or are afraid of your impulses then you need to seek help immediately. You can call 911 or go to your nearest hospital emergency room. In northern New Jersey you can also call the crisis hotline from Morristown Memorial hospital at 973-540-0100. Outside this area call the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433), available 24 hours a day, or the Suicide & Crisis Hotline, 1-800-999-9999, 24 hours, 7 days a week.

 

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