Scared Teen

Published: December 30, 2020
Dear TeenHealthFX,
Someone I know an was really close with started touching me sexually ive known him for the past 5 years he started messing with me an sexually touching me when i just had turned 11, im scared on telling people because i ont think they will believe me. How do I make it stop? Sincerely, Scared teen.
Signed: Scared Teen

Dear Scared Teen,

TeenHealthFX is sorry to hear about what you are going through. It is extremely important to tell a parent or other trusted adult what is going on. If you feel like you cannot tell a family member, other trusted adults that can help could be a teacher, school counselor, or a school nurse.  The only way to make it stop is to get help and support from a trusted adult in your life. Do not worry about not being believed. Situations like this one get taken very seriously and will be investigated.

The following are additional resources where you can find additional support:

RAINN – Live Chat option or call 800-656-HOPE (4673) and they can provide the nearest center for help.

Safe Horizon 800-621-HOPE (4673)  Live chat option or call or text 800-422-4453

**If you need immediate assistance, call 911**

Signed: TeenHealthFX