It’s World Teen Mental Wellness Day!
Today we want to highlight our friends at ELEM Digital. ELEM digital operates a chat via their website, WhatsApp, TikTok and Instagram. Teens struggling with everything from school stress to homelessness can reach out for assistance. They also reach out to teens who show signs of distress online.
This is a reminder of the importance of safe spaces for youth to speak freely, to ask for help and also receive it. Every teen deserves to have resources available to them to get better.
If you know an Israeli youth at-risk refer them to elem.digital.
“For several months, ELEM Digital’s chat was in contact with an 18 year old girl who turned to us due to sexual abuse by a family member. After a family function at which she met her abuser, she told us over the chat that she was attempting suicide at that moment as she could no longer bear the abuse, the secret and the loneliness. In a real-time intervention, we convinced her to contact the authorities handling her case. The teen did call her social worker who accompanied her to the emergency room. A few weeks later, the teen updated us through the chat that she was receiving appropriate psychiatric care.”
– ELEM Digital staffer