Many people have come and gone on this site over the many years it has existed. Many have found what they are looking for, but some have not given it a chance.

So you may ask yourself, "How can VT help me?"

Well, there are many ways. Many people think that because you more than likely will never meet the people you find here in real life (basically you only see them on this website) that there is no way they can help you. This is mainly because of the common assumption that if they don't know you well, they can't help you.

Well that is wrong.

Okay, we may not be able to take your hand and guide you in a real sense. But sharing with others really can help. Just getting whatever is hurting you off of your chest is something amazing. Once people know what kind of person you are, and your exact problem(s), they will offer their support and share their experiences.

Remember, you aren't the only one with problems. Everyone has them.

Never feel as if you will be judged because of your issues. This is a place to seek help, and there are many people here who spend every day on this site looking to help anyone who needs it. The last thing we will do is judge you. Like I said before, there are many people like you, and many who can tell you how they got through their issues.

Now, I'm not going to say that 100% of the people you meet on this site are nice and supportive. No place you go to is like that, but this is one of the few sites around nowadays that has a huge supportive community. Those who are mean and un-helpful are taken care of by the staff.

Don't ask one question and just leave. There are many more things that you can get help with. Medically, emotionally, physically, and more.

So don't assume that us teenagers can't help you. We can, and we will.

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Author: Hollywood (member since January 18th, 2009).