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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

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

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

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