You are not alone. Choose a category from the list below for support.
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If you have concerns about any of the following, help is available.
B4U-ACT has a list of mental health resources for MAPs and advice on staying safe while seeking support for a mental health crisis.
Acting on Attractions
Stop It Now!'s helpline provides support and referrals to resources for MAPs who are concerned about acting on their attractions.
MAP Resources maintains a guide on how to report illegal content involving children and find support to stop viewing such content.
MAP Resources compiles tools and advice to help MAPs protect themselves and their sensitive information while seeking support.
Some minor-attracted people and supporters may benefit from resources specifically for them. We maintain separate lists of resources for groups that often need unique support.
Minors who are attracted to significantly younger kids are more vulnerable to mental health issues caused by stigma and a lack of safe access to effective support.
Friends and Family
Friends and family members of MAPs face a variety of challenges, including overcoming misconceptions they may hold about MAPs to support the MAP they know.
A form of obsessive-compulsive disorder in which one experiences intrusive thoughts centered around the possibility of being a pedophile or a child abuser.
Frequently Asked Questions
Minor-attracted people who are seeking support for the first time often have questions. We explore research and real-world events to answer some common ones.
Many minor-attracted people start their search for support by seeking information on the experiences of other MAPs. This can help reduce anxiety and loneliness.
Peer support is particularly useful for minor-attracted people who are struggling with loneliness or isolation, but the opportunity to connect with others is beneficial for all MAPs.
Setup: Group chat with channels (Rocket.Chat)
Age: Open to ages 18 and up
Setup: Discussion board with topics (phpBB)
While it cannot change attractions, therapy can help many minor-attracted people overcome mental health issues and address concerns about committing a sexual offense.
These tools can help minor-attracted people overcome distress and find self-acceptance. Be aware that their focus on preventing abuse may be counterproductive for some MAPs.
Primarily for young MAPs
Interactive course designed to help you learn about living with an attraction to minors.