How Long Does It Take THFX To Respond To A Question?

Published: June 25, 2012
Dear How Long Does It Take THFX To Respond To A Question?,

On average, how long does it take Teen Health FX to respond to a question?


Dear How Long Does It Take THFX To Respond To A Question?,

There are many factors that determine how quickly TeenHealthFX answers a question. Depending on the question there may be an answer the same day or it may take up to a week. Keep in mind that new questions are generally not posted on Saturdays or Sundays.

The best way to check if your question has been answered is to look under 10 Most Recently added Questions on the homepage of the website. You can also look under the category your question would most likely appear under given the topic you are writing in about. For example, if the question you submitted was on the birth control pill, you would go under the Sexuality and Sexual Health section of the website, and then look under Birth Control Methods: Birth Control Pills to see if your question is there.

For various reasons TeenHealthFX is unable to answer every question that comes into the site. We can appreciate that it can be difficult to wait for an answer, and that it might feel disappointing or frustrating not to have your question answered at all. FX wants our readers to know and understand that each and every one of your concerns is important and valid – and if we do not answer a question within a day or two, or do not answer it at all, 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 and how long it takes for an answer to be posted for the questions we do respond to.

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 posted 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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