Username* Please provide the name that can be used to login to SOVA. This username will be visible to other people using the site. Do not use your real name. E-mail* Please enter your Email address. This will not be shared to other users Password* Strength indicator Repeat Password* Ground Rules* The SOVA website is an online community and education website which is also being used in a research study to learn more about adolescent mental health. After you register for the site, you'll be directed to a separate and secure University of Pittsburgh site which will ask you for your contact info. We only collect this for your safety (like if you posted info that you were in crisis) and do not share it with anyone else. Its important that you know this site is moderated by professionals in behavioral health on a frequent basis, but we may not see comments immediately. This site is not for crisis services. If you have a psychiatric emergency, please contact one of the resources on our crisis page or call 911. ---- We want this to be a useful experience for you but we do ask you to follow a few rules to make this a good experience for everyone. By logging onto this website and participating, you agree to the terms below: ----1. We want everyone to feel comfortable saying what is on their mind. For this reason, we chose to make the site anonymous. That means every user will have an avatar, not a real picture of themselves, and they will have a screen name, and not use their real name. Please do not share any information which can identify you like: your name, where you live, your contact information, or other personal details. For example, It is ok to say: I’m an eighth grader right now and there is definitely a lot of bullying at my school. It is NOT ok to say: I’m an eighth grader at Shaler Middle School and there is definitely a lot of bullying at my school. -----2. Do not ask or provide information to text, call, or meet with users outside of using this website. -----3. Please do not share your password or user ID with anyone else. -----4. No bullying – If you don’t agree with what someone else says it is ok to say your opinion, but please be kind and respectful when you do. For example if someone says: “I am so mad that One Direction is popular – I don’t like them at all.” It is OK to say: “I think they do a really good job. Check out this interview with the band – you might change your mind: (link).” It is NOT OK to say: “Wow, you really don’t have a clue about music. They are the greatest.” If you do see bullying, please send a private message to the therapist moderator to let them know. -----5. Try not to type in ALL CAPS which can feel like you are shouting. -----6. If you feel like you are getting very upset reading anything on the site, TAKE A BREAK. Sometimes when we are in a bad mood, we can get emotional easily. That is usually NOT a good time to read things which can make us more upset. -----7. We think the links on the site are useful but we can’t vouch for their accuracy and can’t be held responsible for the content on the site or how private they are. -----8. Its important for you to know that if you post something that we feel may hurt someone else’s feelings or cause someone else to be too upset, we may have to take your post or comment down. If we ever need to do this, we will send you a private message to explain why we did this. We encourage you to talk to us about it and let us know if you think it was the right thing to do. Agree with Ground Rules*CAPTCHA* Important: Don't forget to confirm your email so you can log-in. After you hit register, you'll go to a separate safe and secure University of Pittsburgh site asking for your contact information - that we'll ONLY use in case of an emergency. You will be approved right away, but if you do not complete the University of Pittsburgh survey in one week you will not be able to log-in.