your platform for community, identity & health — made by, with, and for young people

selfsea is a peer-to-peer platform with mental health resources, support, and stories from young people who have been there. users of all ages can check out engaging content and original videos created by young people and join our safe and affirming community forums!

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original videos created by young people, providing accessible, identity-affirming health resources whenever - wherever

  • for young people, by young people: co-created with young people - just for you
  • identity affirming: resources and discussions that affirm race, ethnicity, gender identity, and sexual orientation
  • a truly safe space: all are welcome, enter the toxicity and bully free zone!
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learn more about selfsea communities

identity-specific & topic-specific communities
start convos, ask questions, or vent in identity-specific, topic-specific communities such as bipoc mental health, lgbtq+ mental health, dealing with stress & anxiety, experiencing grief and loss, or, take a moment to celebrate the good stuff in one of our newest community: joy & celebration!
receive the support you deserve
our trained mentors (ages of 18-24) are here to respond, provide support, and share resources to your posts so you can always count on a helpful response.
a truly safe space
our pre-moderation process ensures that you can trust that selfsea communities will be 100% free from bullying and hate. our moderators are online daily (from 8am-10pm PT) and posts are approved within a few minutes.  
made for young people, by young people
our youth design group is an essential part of our feedback process, suggesting new communities, and integral to the design new features. have suggestions? send them our way at or drop them in our questions & opportunity community.

identity-affirming resources selected by young people, for young people. check out videos and engaging content from young people just like you, who’ve been there.

view our online resources
  • AddictionAddiction
    Body ImageBody Image
    Mental HealthMental Health
    Self AdvocacySelf Advocacy

testimonials from young people

frequently asked questions

selfsea was created for young people by young people. our youth co-designers are involved in every step of the design process, and no features or resources are added to selfsea without their approval!
yes! our customizable resource library and original video content, available on both our web app and mobile app, are available to anyone and accessible without creating an account. for the safety of our users, the selfsea communities feature is currently only available to users ages 13-19.
it sure is! if you want to join communities, we will ask you for your email address and birth month/year to ensure you’re between 13-19. this identifiable information is stored separately from anything else you enter on the app to ensure confidentiality. names or other identifying info can’t be used in screennames or posts, and you can choose which information to include in your profile, and whether or not it is visible to other users.
it’s important to us that selfsea is a safe space for you to truly be yourself. since the start, we’ve worked with our youth advisors, mental health professionals, and legal experts to make sure it is designed in a way that puts your safety at the forefront. our most important safety features include pre moderation of posts and content warning for posts and resources.
every resource on selfsea is vetted for accuracy and effectiveness by our team of experts with input from our youth design group. our peer health navigators in selfsea communities are trained to provide accurate and safe resources and advice. If you ever see something that you think shouldn’t be there, please reach out to
we believe in the power of peer support, but we do not provide crisis support or counseling services. If you need crisis support, text HEALTH to 741-741 to connect for free with a trained crisis counselor.
when you create a selfsea account, you’re agreeing to abide by our community agreements to keep communities a safe space. our community agreements outline posts that won’t be approved in the moderation process.
we’d love to hear your ideas—you can email us at and we’ll do our best to get back to you as soon as possible.

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are you ready to join selfsea? we look forward to meeting you—create your anonymous account, now, by downloading our app.

come find personalized resources and videos on our mobile app or web app!

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