BrdsNBz Text Line provides safe and accurate answers to teens’ sexual health questions via text message. Teens can text their question to BrdsNBz, and a trained staff member will provide a medically accurate, nonjudgmental, confidential and free* answer within 24 hours.
BrdsNBz, the first service of its kind in the US, won the 2010 Emerging Innovation Award from the Healthy Teen Network and has been recognized by the Council of State Governments as a leading innovation in the Southeastern United States. The service has been featured by the New York Times, Fox News, and others.
- Text “wcteen” to 66746 to opt in. You only need to opt in once.
- Text your question to 66746 .
- You’ll get an auto response and then your personalized answer within 24 hours.
If you are in immediate physical danger or experiencing a medical emergency, call 911. If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts, please call the Maryland Youth Crisis Hotline (1-800-422-0009) or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-TALK or 1-800-273-8255). The Maryland Youth Crisis Hotline has a FREE crisis chat service available Monday through Friday, from 4 to 9 pm. The Trevor Project (1-866- 488 -7386 ) provides resources for GLBTQ youth.
* We provide a free answer, but your carrier’s standard text message rates apply. By sending a text message to BrdsNBz, you agree to the Terms and Conditions of the service.