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Dealing with Teen Depression: Tips and Tools for Helping Yourself or a Friend

Dealing with Teen Depression: Tips and Tools for Helping Yourself or a Friend

Webpage aimed at teens that contains information describing depression, treatment options and tips, and how to tell whether a friend is depressed and help him or her. Also features a section on suicide prevention. Section of helpful links to other resources on teen depression and suicidal thoughts.
Subject: Health And Sexuality–Mental Health–Depression; Health And Sexuality–Mental Health–Suicide

Oasis Magazine

Oasis Magazine

This “Writing Community for Queer and Questioning Youth” allows you to read the online journals of teens as well as to post your own. The site also offers reviews of movies, musicals, and more, as well as a forum where you can discuss your ideas.
Subject: Health & Medical Sciences Blogs; Health And Sexuality–LGBTQ Interest; Reading And Writing–Blogs

Tools for Life

Tools for Life

“Information, tips, links and more that you can use in facing life’s challenges.” Sections include: Friendship & Love, Diversity, Family, Birth Control, STIs & AIDS, Eating Disorders, Drug Abuse, Abuse, Sexual Violence, Suicide, and Violence. The site is also available in French.
Subject: Health And Sexuality

Mental Health: The Cornerstone of Health

Mental Health: The Cornerstone of Health

Come here to find articles on many different disorders including Austism, ADHD, Depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Schizophrenia. Select Mental Disorders in the search box.
Subject: Health And Sexuality–Mental Health

ALSO Foundation: Youth Resources

ALSO Foundation: Youth Resources

Information for gay, transgendered, bisexual and lesbian youth in Australia. Lists resources to help answer coming-out questions such as “how should I tell my parents?”and “is it a choice?”. Provides resources for supporting sexual orientation diversity in schools.
Subject: Health And Sexuality–LGBTQ Interest

The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project

Have you considered killing yourself? The Trevor Project is a free, not religious affiliated, 24/7 crisis and suicide prevention helpline for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth that can help.
Subject: Health And Sexuality–LGBTQ Interest; Health And Sexuality–Mental Health–Suicide

Freevibe

Freevibe

This website “offers drug education and prevention information vetted by the National Clearinghouse on Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI), message boards, games, and celebrity news. The ‘Lowdown’ section of this Web site provides an extensive database of information on particular drugs. The goal of Freevibe is to provide positive peer reinforc …
Subject: Health And Sexuality–Drugs

Teen Health Centre

Teen Health Centre

This web site includes all kinds of great information to help teens stay healthy inside and out. Topics include health, relationships and a whole lot more.
Subject: Health And Sexuality

YouthCO AIDS Society

YouthCO AIDS Society

A peer driven organization in Vancouver, B.C. which addresses youth issues concerning AIDS and HIV. Includes a zine, “Spicy,” with an advice column, information about safer sex, and space for contributions of prose and poetry by youth. Be aware that some of the safer sex information is illustrated in an explicit fashion.
Subject: Health And Sexuality–Sex–Sexually Transmitted Diseases; Health And Sexuality–Illness And Conditions

Possible Warning Signs

Possible Warning Signs

Here is a list of possible warning signs to help you recognize depression and possible suicide risk.
Subject: Health And Sexuality–Mental Health–Depression; Health And Sexuality–Mental Health–Suicide

That’s Not Cool

That’s Not Cool

Where do you draw your (digital) line? This website helps you take a stance to tell people, “That’s Not Cool” when they stalk you on the internet or pressure you to text naked pictures of yourself. Cool videos, call out cards and “what if” games help you draw the line.
Subject: Technology–Cyberculture; Health And Sexuality–Abuse And Exploitation

Teens Health

Teens Health

The site provides teens with comprehensive and up-to-date information on issues concerning puberty, mental health, sex, nutrition, and body image. Although it defaults to information “For Teens,” this resource also provides information tabs “For Kids” and “For Parents.” Available in Spanish.
Subject: Health And Sexuality–Mental Health; Health And Sexuality–Nutrition; Health And Sexuality–Puberty And Body Changes

URhealthstyle

URhealthstyle

URhealthstyle.com helps “teens find health info and services in Massachusetts that meet their needs” by giving “young people an easy, private way to learn about health services and find services that are teen-friendly.”
Subject: Health And Sexuality

Anxiety Disorders in Children

Anxiety Disorders in Children

Anxiety Disorders are the most common mental health issue for children and teens. Find out about separation anxiety, generalized anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, phobias and post-traumatic stress from the University of Utah. Excellent link resources.
Subject: Health And Sexuality–Mental Health–Anxiety

Tourette’s Disorder

Tourette’s Disorder

Who has Tourette’s Disorder and what are the symptoms? Are there recommended treatments? Where can I find resources? The University of Utah Health Sciences Center offers these resources.
Subject: Health And Sexuality–Mental Health–Tourettes Syndrome

University of Florida Self Help Library

University of Florida Self Help Library

A good place to go for helpful articles on topics including mental health, relationships, stress, and alcohol or substance abuse.
Subject: Health And Sexuality–Mental Health; Health And Sexuality–Drugs

Abstinence and Decision Making

Abstinence and Decision Making

Do you have a healthy relationship? Are you ready for sex? What are the advantages of abstaining from sexual intercourse?
Subject: Health And Sexuality–Sex–Abstinence; Issues And Conflicts–Sexuality

Shattered Love, Broken Lives

Shattered Love, Broken Lives

This is a series of 60 articles from the New Bedford, MA newspaper, the New-Standard, about domestic violence. Some articles are about teenagers who have been in abusive relationships.
Subject: Health And Sexuality–Abuse And Exploitation

Check Yourself

Check Yourself

A “place for older teens to think in a focused way about their relationship with drugs and alcohol, and invites them to consider whether their substance use risks turning into a problem for them.”
Subject: Health And Sexuality–Drugs

Think B4 You Speak

Think B4 You Speak

Saying “That’s So Gay” is so…yesterday. Say something original instead of something offensive. Learn about how language can hurt lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students and pledge to be an ally against homophobia and discrimination.
Subject: Health And Sexuality–LGBTQ Interest

Day of Silence

Day of Silence

The National Day of Silence is a yearly event focusing attention to the nationwide problem of anti-LGBT bullying, name-calling, harrassment, and violence in schools. Site provides resources and tools fore students and teachers to sponsor a Day of Action in your school.
Subject: Health And Sexuality–LGBTQ Interest

Mind Your Mind

Mind Your Mind

Feeling stressed? Mind your mind by visiting this Canadian site written by teens for teens. Find tips and tools for managing stress and coping with crises.
Subject: Health And Sexuality–LGBTQ Interest; Health And Sexuality–Mental Health

Teen Help

Teen Help

Information for teens about their most pressing issues including sex, health, drugs, alchohol, depression, suicide, pregnancy, stress, eating disorders and more. Links to articles about topics and also has a glossary of terms that are of use to teens. Parents can learn a lot too.
Subject: Health And Sexuality

Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety Disorders

What are panic attacks? How do they relate to obsessions and phobias? What are the best ways to treat these anxieties? The National Institute of Mental Health gives you the scientific lowdown.
Subject: Health And Sexuality–Mental Health–Anxiety

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Sometimes anxieties grow and obsessions and compulsions begin to dominate one’s life. What are the ways teens may obsess and what are options to avoid these worries?
Subject: Health And Sexuality–Mental Health–Anxiety

Young People and Self-Harm

Young People and Self-Harm

If you or a loved one experiences self-injury symptoms, this is a good place to come for information, ways to seek help, and what to expect when seeking treatment. A British organization.
Subject: Health And Sexuality–Mental Health–Self-Harm

Self-Injury Support

Self-Injury Support

What are some of the symptoms of self-injury? What are some positive ways to recover? This sensitive site offers some perspective.
Subject: Health And Sexuality–Mental Health–Self-Harm

Deliberate Self-Harm in Young People

Deliberate Self-Harm in Young People

A explanation of self-harm for people who care for a teen who injures or harms themselves on purpose. From the Royal College of Psychiatrists. Good links and other information on the site.
Subject: Health And Sexuality–Mental Health–Self-Harm

Lesbian Gay Bi Trans YouthLine

Lesbian Gay Bi Trans YouthLine

This site is an offshoot of an Ontario-based toll-free helpline for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, and questioning teenagers. You can call their number with any questions or concerns you may have, instant-message with Youthline counselors, or surf the site to find a wealth of resources for queer teens.
Subject: Health And Sexuality–LGBTQ Interest

JQYouth

JQYouth

This site is dedicated to the lives of frum or formerly frum (Orthodox) Jewish queer youth. Here you can connect with others who share your experiences. You can join an anonymous e-mail discussion group, subscribe to the newsletter, or attend events in your area that are set up for members of the organization.
Subject: Health And Sexuality–LGBTQ Interest

National Youth Advocacy Coalition

National Youth Advocacy Coalition

“The National Youth Advocacy Coalition (NYAC) is the only national organization focused solely on improving the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth through advocacy, education, and information.”
Here you’ll find information on transgender health, deaf and disabled resources, and much more!
Subject: Health And Sexuality–LGBTQ Interest

Teen Health: Healthy Mind

Teen Health: Healthy Mind

Coping strategies for many mental health issues, including anger, anxiety, bipolar, depression, schizophrenia, stress and suicide. Search through both the Teen and Young Adult sections.
Subject: Health And Sexuality–Mental Health

Tourette Syndrome Plus

Tourette Syndrome Plus

Articles, resources, and materials relating to Tourette’s Syndrome, A.D.D., Asperger’s, Obsessive Compulsive, Bipolar and sleep disorders are offered.
Subject: Health And Sexuality–Mental Health–Tourettes Syndrome; Health And Sexuality–Mental Health–Aspergers Syndrome And Autism; Health And Sexuality–Mental Health–Anxiety; School And Homework Help–Disabilities–Learning Disabilities

Yoga For Teens

Yoga For Teens

This is an introductory look at the benefits of yoga and why they are especially helpful for teens. Some basic moves are shown.
Subject: Health And Sexuality–Mental Health–Stress; Health And Sexuality–Mental Health–Anxiety

It’s Great to Wait

It’s Great to Wait

“The site that shows why the best choice is abstinence until marriage. Stay a while and get more information about why you should wait, who else is waiting, and where you can learn more. There is also a section for parents who want some help talking to kids about abstinence. The answers are just a click away!”
Subject: Health And Sexuality–Sex–Abstinence

Planet Tic

Planet Tic

This website offers animated examples of tics and other signs of Tourette???s and answers questions and concerns by students, their parents, and their teachers. This site includes commercial information, but the educational resources are free.
Subject: Health And Sexuality–Mental Health–Tourettes Syndrome

National Alliance on Mental Illness

National Alliance on Mental Illness

NAMI is a a non-profit grassroots organization providing support for those suffering from mental illness, and their families. The website is full of information about mental illness and how you can find support.
Subject: Health And Sexuality–Mental Health

Dealing with Anger

Dealing with Anger

You’ll find honest and sensitive information on anxiety, anger, depression, and many other mental issues that can get a teen down. This site is sponsored by the Nemours Association.
Subject: Health And Sexuality–Mental Health–Stress

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder

Neuroscience for Kids explains bipolar disorder scientifically through an explanation of how brains function differently. Many links, notably one for Tourette Syndrome. You can access the Neuroscience for Kids site, as well.
Subject: Health And Sexuality–Mental Health–Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder

This site is managed by several physicians and will give you good information about bipolar disorder and other related mental challenges.
Subject: Health And Sexuality–Mental Health–Bipolar Disorder

Guide to Bipolar Disorder

Guide to Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder, also known as manic depressive disorder, affects millions of people each year. Those who live with this disorder have highs (mania) and disabling lows (depression). What are the symptoms and what kinds of treatment are available?
Subject: Health And Sexuality–Mental Health–Bipolar Disorder

mpower: musicians for mental health

mpower: musicians for mental health

Get fast answers to life’s big problems or find out who you can contact to get the answers you can’t find here. Also find links to songs and web sites of music groups taking part in this youth awareness campaign about mental health issues. Sponsored by the National Mental Health Association.
Subject: Health And Sexuality–Mental Health

Adolescent Health Center

Adolescent Health Center

Some of our biggest worries are linked to our physical health. This site will help you put ADHD, eating disorders, learning disabilities and teen suicide in the context of your body. Lots of links to other helpful information in the site provided by a pediatrician!
Subject: Health And Sexuality–Mental Health

Mental Health Services Locator

Mental Health Services Locator

Do you feel that you could use professional help, but you don’t know where to look? You can use this resource to find Mental Health help in your area. These resources are recommended by the United States Department of Health and Human Services. Look for the ‘Mental Health Services Locator.’
Subject: Health And Sexuality–Mental Health; School And Homework Help–Disabilities

YouthResource

YouthResource

This site offers support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender teens. It includes information on relationships, sex, mental health, coming out, safe sex tips, facts about STDs and dating violence, and links to other resources for queer or questioning youth.
Subject: Health And Sexuality–LGBTQ Interest

Teen Health and the Media

Teen Health and the Media

This site focuses on the impact that the media has on teen health issues including alcohol, tobacco, sexuality, violence, and body image. It includes facts and statistics on advertising and marketing aimed at teenagers.
Subject: Health And Sexuality–Drugs; Health And Sexuality

National Runaway Switchboard

National Runaway Switchboard

National Runaway Switchboard is a free place where teens can go to talk about issues, through on-line chat, bulletin boards, and on the phone. If you, or a friend, are having problems at home, and are thinking about running away, the National Runaway Switchboard offers help.
Subject: Health And Sexuality

Acne.org

Acne.org

Have questions about Acne? This site offers information on the skin condition, as well as tips on how to clear up acne. Site has message boards, as well as before and after photos of people with problem skin.
Subject: Health And Sexuality–Puberty And Body Changes

Homeplate: Your Homeplate for Healthy Eating

Homeplate: Your Homeplate for Healthy Eating

Here you will find information on healthy eating and on eating disorders, including a resource list with relavant books, films, and organizations, and an advice section with recovery tips for eating disorder sufferers and their friends and families.
Subject: Health And Sexuality–Nutrition; Health And Sexuality–Body Image & Eating Disorders

Epilepsy.com: Information for Teens

Epilepsy.com: Information for Teens

This site has information on epilepsy for teenagers, information on support groups, a community forum, and personal stories from teens with epilepsy.
Subject: Health And Sexuality–Illness And Conditions

Glossary of Symptoms and Mental Illnesses Affecting Teenagers

Glossary of Symptoms and Mental Illnesses Affecting Teenagers

Provides “brief definitions . . . developed to help teenagers, parents, teachers, and others learn more about the major mental illnesses, symptoms, and mental health issues which affect teenagers.” Lists contact information for organizations that can provide additional assistance.
Subject: Health And Sexuality–Mental Health

American Self-Harm Information Clearinghouse

American Self-Harm Information Clearinghouse

“We hope that by disseminating clear, concise, and accurate information about self-harm, we can improve the treatment that those who cope with distress by injuring themselves receive from hospitals, physicians, therapists, and their own families and friends.”
Subject: Health And Sexuality–Mental Health–Self-Harm

Eating Disorders in a Disordered World

Eating Disorders in a Disordered World

“This site combines textual narratives with powerful visual imagery to convey both the personal experience and the cultural pervasiveness of eating disorders. It provides a place for people to interactively incorporate their own stories about eating disorders, and includes a resource guide.”
Subject: Health And Sexuality–Body Image & Eating Disorders

Teens Living with Cancer

Teens Living with Cancer

Besides information on different types of cancer and their treatments, this site has useful sections on living and dealing with cancer and how it affects your body, relationships, and emotions. There is also a section for family and friends and a discussion forum.
Subject: Health And Sexuality–Illness And Conditions

Why Milk?

Why Milk?

From the National Milk Processor Promotion Board, you’ll find nutrition, recipes, body benefits, and more. The site even includes all those famous faces from the “Got Milk?” ads.
Subject: Health And Sexuality–Nutrition

Web of Addictions

Web of Addictions

This site attempts to provide accurate, up to date information about alcohol and other drug addictions. The creators are concerned about misinformation on the web, and hope to provide a resource that students and teachers can use for factual information.
Subject: Health And Sexuality–Drugs

What to Do if a Friend Has Depression

What to Do if a Friend Has Depression

This guide for students explains what depression is, who you can turn to for help, and gives suggestions as to what you can do if you think that your depressed friend may be suicidal.
Subject: Health And Sexuality–Mental Health–Depression; Health And Sexuality–Mental Health–Suicide

Vegetarian Nutrition for Teenagers

Vegetarian Nutrition for Teenagers

This page is a good resource for teens who want to become vegetarians, but who are concerned about staying healthy. This page also offers links to other sites developed by the Vegetarian Resource Group, including a page on vegetarian nutrition and vegetarian and vegan recipes.
Subject: Health And Sexuality–Nutrition

Using Over-the-Counter Medications Wisely

Using Over-the-Counter Medications Wisely

A reprint of an article for teens from FDA Consumer Magazine, aimed at raising awareness of the side effects of common over-the-counter medications, like aspirin and cough medicine.
Subject: Health And Sexuality–Drugs

The Cool Page For Queer Teens

The Cool Page For Queer Teens

Easy to read website for youth and teens who may be questioning their sexuality or considering coming out as gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgendered. Contains supportive information and resources for both teenagers and their parents.
Subject: Health And Sexuality–LGBTQ Interest

TeenAIDS.org

TeenAIDS.org

Learn about the problem of the spread of AIDS in teenagers. This site, prepared by a Harvard Researcher, offers teens the chance to ask about AIDS and other issues. You can find information about avoiding AIDS, including information on risks associated with tattoos or body piercing. One purpose of the site is to assist teens and their communitie …
Subject: Health And Sexuality–LGBTQ Interest; Health And Sexuality–Illness And Conditions

TeenGrowth.com

TeenGrowth.com

Created by a team of teens, doctors, and teachers who are “committed to improving the lives of adolescents.” Topics include body, emotions, health, friends, sports, danger, school, family, and sex.
Subject: Health And Sexuality

Teenagers & HIV/AIDS

Teenagers & HIV/AIDS

Facts about teenagers with HIV/AIDS, education programs, and resources on adolescent HIV/AIDS.
Subject: Health And Sexuality–Illness And Conditions

Sports and Nutrition: The Winning Connection

Sports and Nutrition: The Winning Connection

The Sports and Nutrition web site includes: Don’t Let Your Diet Let You Down, a Pregame Meal Planner, Keeping Energy Levels Up, and Keeping Fluid Levels Up. This site focuses on advice for teenage athletes and keeps in mind that teenage athletes have different nutrition needs than adult athletes.
Subject: Health And Sexuality–Nutrition

Solving the Mystery of Mononucleosis

Solving the Mystery of Mononucleosis

You’ve heard of it – “mono” and “the kissing disease.” Find out how it is transmitted, how to know if you have it, and how to get better.
Subject: Health And Sexuality–Illness And Conditions

Searching for a way out: Stopping Gay Teen Suicide

Searching for a way out: Stopping Gay Teen Suicide

Written by Ciara Torres, this essay addresses the fact that one-third of all teenagers who commit suicide are gay, despite the fact that gay teens only comprise one-tenth of the teen population.
Subject: Health And Sexuality–LGBTQ Interest; Health And Sexuality–Mental Health–Suicide

Shykids.com

Shykids.com

“The purpose of this new web site is to talk about shyness, what it feels like, what it looks like and most importantly, how to feel more comfortable with who you are and who you are with.” The site includes books, a newsletter, lots of links and cool articles for teens and their parents.
Subject: Health And Sexuality–Puberty And Body Changes

Sex, Etc.

Sex, Etc.

From the homepage: “Welcome to SEX, etc., a happening new teen-produced web site that answers the questions you’d only ask other teens. Written and produced by teens for teens, SEX, etc. talks about love, sex, abstinence, contraception, AIDS, STDs, drugs and drinking, violence and health topics, just to name a few. We know that teens need good s …
Subject: Health And Sexuality–Sex

Self-Injury: You are NOT the only one

Self-Injury: You are NOT the only one

“This site is meant to help you understand that you are doing nothing shameful — you are maintaining psychological integrity with the only tool you have right now. It’s a crude and ultimately self-destructive tool, but it works; you get relief from the overwhelming pain/fear/anxiety in your life. For some, though, there comes a breakthrough moment …
Subject: Health And Sexuality–Mental Health–Self-Harm

Samaritans

Samaritans

The Samaritans is a non-religious charity organization. Their mission is to offer emotional support to anyone who is feeling suicidal, and their motto is “Whatever you’re going through, we’ll go through it with you.” They are based in the United Kingdom, but they will answer email from anyone, anywhere. The free and confidential service is availabl …
Subject: Health And Sexuality–Mental Health–Suicide

RAINN: Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network

RAINN: Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network

RAINN “operates America’s only national hotline for survivors of sexual assault. The hotline 1-800.656.HOPE offers free, confidential counseling and support 24 hours a day, from anywhere in the country.” Visit their site to learn more.
Subject: Health And Sexuality–Sex–Sexual Assault

SA/VE Suicide Awareness, Voices of Education

SA/VE Suicide Awareness, Voices of Education

Started by five people who had lost loved ones to suicide, this site is devoted to information and awareness about depression. It is particularly geared to people who are suffering from depression.
Subject: Health And Sexuality–Mental Health–Suicide

The PERSON Project

The PERSON Project

The P.E.R.S.O.N. Project is a national network of organizations and individuals who work to ensure that fair, accurate and unbiased information about lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgendered people is taught in America’s K-12 public schools. Visit here for a project organizing handbook and more resources.
Subject: Health And Sexuality–LGBTQ Interest

Overboard

Overboard

“Welcome to Billings Harbor.” Read about the tragedy at an end-of-summer party, then jump back to the beginning of summer to find out how it happened.
Subject: Health And Sexuality–Drugs

Health Information for Teens

Health Information for Teens

This is a collection of articles from FDA Consumer magazine: “FDA Consumer magazine periodically runs articles with important health information for teenagers, ranging from nutrition and sun safety to eating disorders and preventing sexually transmitted diseases.”
Subject: Health And Sexuality

Not-2-LATE.com: The Emergency Contraception Website

Not-2-LATE.com: The Emergency Contraception Website

Operated by the Office of Population Research at Princeton University, this site contains information about emergency contraception. An extensive bibliography is included. Services include an Emergency Contraception Hotline.
Subject: Health And Sexuality–Sex–Birth Control

NCADI Tips for Teens

NCADI Tips for Teens

You’ll find fact sheets on a variety of substances including smoking, inhlants, crack, steroids, and others. Each sheet includes important information such as the side effects and risks associated with using each of the sutbstances. Each site also offers contact information for agencies that you can call and write to with your questions.
Subject: Health And Sexuality–Drugs

Mind Over Matter

Mind Over Matter

Magazine series exploring the brain’s response to drugs. Covers marijuana , opiates, inhalants, hallucinogens, methamphetamine, nicotine, stimulants and steroids
Subject: Health And Sexuality–Drugs

Learn2 Cope with Menstrual Cramps

Learn2 Cope with Menstrual Cramps

“Though these days drugs like Advil or Motrin may take care of the pain, there are many natural remedies for alleviating all the symptoms, not just pain, which many women prefer to pills. Presented here are a variety of methods to make you feel better in a healthy, natural way.”
Subject: Health And Sexuality–Puberty And Body Changes

Kids’ Health: Teens

Kids’ Health: Teens

This site contains vital information from medical experts for Teens. Topics covered include: asthma, contraception, dieting, depression, STDs, training, eating disorders, steroids, alcohol, date rape, smoking, lyme disease, self-defense, drugs, abuse, suicide, shoplifting, and so much more. You can do a quick search to find exactly what you are l …
Subject: Health And Sexuality

Just One Night

Just One Night

“Tom had a few drinks with friends, then a few more with strangers. When the evening was done, one life had ended, another was shattered. All, in just one night.” Read this true story, find out about drinking and driving, alcohol and the law, and being a friend to someone who has been drinking.
Subject: Health And Sexuality–Drugs

It’s Your (Sex) Life

It’s Your (Sex) Life

Tells you what you need to help you in an emergency, how to prevent pregnancy, and how to talk to your partner about protection. This is a very helpful site.
Subject: Health And Sexuality–Sex–Sexually Transmitted Diseases; Health And Sexuality–Sex–Birth Control; Health And Sexuality–Sex–Pregnancy

Interlude

Interlude

Stop by the Interlude site to check out the cool graphics, discover the new meditation of the week, and explore tips for relaxing, meditating, and stress relief. Try the links to other sites on religion, yoga, mental health and higher consciousness to help keep your mind and body healthy and offer insight for religious discovery.
Subject: Health And Sexuality–Mental Health; Clubs And Organizations–Religious

I Wanna Know

I Wanna Know

“The purpose of this site is to provide a safe, educational and fun place for teenagers to learn about sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and their sexual health. Answers to your questions about teen sexual health and STD prevention.” Includes sections on Puberty, ‘Sex on the Brain’, and ‘Basic Info Fast’ and real-time chat.
Subject: Health And Sexuality–Sex

Living with IBD

Living with IBD

Here are some resources for teens and their families about Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBD). A special section explains the syndrome for kids and teens. Other sections include advice about travel, diet, and related emotional factors
Subject: Health And Sexuality–Illness And Conditions

If You Are Thinking About Suicide…Read This First

If You Are Thinking About Suicide…Read This First

“If you are feeling suicidal now, please stop long enough to read this. It will only take about five minutes. I do not want to talk you out of your bad feelings. I am not a therapist or other mental health professional – only someone who knows what it is like to be in pain.”
Subject: Health And Sexuality–Mental Health–Suicide

A Guide for Teens: Does Your Friend Have an Alcohol or Drug Problem?

A Guide for Teens: Does Your Friend Have an Alcohol or Drug Problem?

Information on how you can tell if someone you care about has a drug or alcohol problem. You’ll find some explanations of what might be going on with your friend, why her or she needs help, and what you can do. The Resource and Referral Guide offers a list of numbers that you or your friend can call to get help, including a list by state.
Subject: Health And Sexuality–Drugs

Go Ask Alice!

Go Ask Alice!

This site, from Columbia University, offers loads of advice for teens and college students on topics great and small. Teens may ask Alice about relationships, nutrition and diet, drugs, sex, alcohol, stress, etc.
Subject: Health And Sexuality

Get Outraged

Get Outraged

“A campaign to stop smoking. Read memorials, the ideas tobacco companies use to target teens to smoke, and explore links that can help you quit.”
Subject: Health And Sexuality–Drugs

Get It Straight: The Facts About Drugs

Get It Straight: The Facts About Drugs

Put together by a group of teens, this online book deals with drug-related issues. There’s lots of factual information about prescription drugs, anabolic steroids, LSD, marijuana, cocaine, and heroin. The authors also include suggestions for different research activities.
Subject: Health And Sexuality–Drugs

Family Health International (FHI)

Family Health International (FHI)

“FHI is a not-for profit organization committed to helping women and men have access to safe, effective, acceptable and affordable family planning methods; preventing the spread of AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs); and improving the health of women and children.” The information on this site is available in English, French, Span …
Subject: Health And Sexuality–Sex–Birth Control

Eating Disorders — Mirror Mirror

Eating Disorders — Mirror Mirror

This is an extensive site with many essays about different issues related to eating disorders, from self-injury to handling holidays to the ways eating disorders can strike specific groups of people: men, older women, teenagers, children. Very well done site, very informative.
Subject: Health And Sexuality–Body Image & Eating Disorders

Dr. Ivan’s Depression Central

Dr. Ivan’s Depression Central

A thorough overview of various kinds of depression, treatments, and related issues with links to other sites and newsgroups.
Subject: Health And Sexuality–Mental Health–Depression

Coalition for Positive Sexuality

Coalition for Positive Sexuality

This site has information “for teens who are sexually active now or just thinking about having sex,” in an online tour which they call “Just Say Yes” [also available in Spanish as “Di Que Si”]. The site also has features which enable teens to talk to each other or “resident sexperts” about sex.
Subject: Health And Sexuality–Sex

Centre for Adolescent Health Fact Sheets

Centre for Adolescent Health Fact Sheets

A series of facts sheets on areas of concern to teenagers, such as eating disorders, depression, and family issues. This site is from Australia, but the issues effect teens almost everywhere. Be patient — it takes a long time to load!
Subject: Issues And Conflicts; Health And Sexuality

Boys and Puberty

Boys and Puberty

What are normal changes a boy might expect in puberty? Read this to find out, and then follow the links to many related sites which can help you answer your questions and find out more about your body. You can even send a question to a pediatrician!
Subject: Health And Sexuality–Puberty And Body Changes

American Love Stories

American Love Stories

“Can love overcome any obstacle?” Read the stories of interracial couples, lesbian couples, differently-abled couples, and more, in this look at love in America.
Subject: Health And Sexuality

All About Suicide

All About Suicide

Mental Health Net??s mini-site on suicide with lots of help and information. Sections include Symtpoms, Treatment, Research, Online Resources, Organizations, and Online Support.
Subject: Health And Sexuality–Mental Health–Suicide

All About Depression

All About Depression

Mental Health Net??s mini-site on depression with lots of help and information. Sections include Symtpoms, Treatment, Research, Online Resources, Organizations, and Online Support.
Subject: Health And Sexuality–Mental Health–Depression

Al-Anon and Alateen

Al-Anon and Alateen

“AL-ANON (and ALATEEN for younger members) is a worldwide organization that offers a self-help recovery program for families and friends of alcoholics whether or not the alcoholic seeks help or even recognizes the existence of a drinking problem. Members give and receive comfort and understanding through a mutual exchange of experiences, strength a …
Subject: Health And Sexuality–Drugs

Kids Can Make a Difference

Kids Can Make a Difference

This site has many facts about hunger around the world, and suggestions about what young people can do to help feed the hungry.
Subject: Health–Food & Nutrition; Teachers & Parents Corner; Clubs And Organizations–Human Rights; Clubs And Organizations–Volunteer; Clubs And Organizations–Environment

Being Girl

Being Girl

A Tampax-sponsored e-zine for teen girls with stories and poems by teens; health, sports and fitness information; fashion tips; and more.
Subject: Social Sciences–Gender & Sexuality–Women; Health And Sexuality–Girls’ Health