Teen Health & Safety
As teens your body goes through a lot of changes physically, mentally, and emotionally. It can be hard to talk to adults about these things. The Library houses a wide selection of books on many topics that can help. Also here are some web resources for teens recommended by the National Library of Medicine.
MedlinePlus: Teen Health
Locate a variety of information on teen health issues. This page is also suitable for teen's to search for their own health information.
Choose My Plate: Teen
Locate resources for teens focusing on nutrition and physical fitness.
Girlshealth.gov promotes healthy and positive behaviors in girls, giving them reliable and useful health information in a fun, easy-to-understand way. The website also provides information to parents and educators to help them teach girls about healthy living
TeensHealth.org provides a safe, private place for teens who need honest, accurate information and advice about health, emotions, and life. TeensHealth is accessible 24 hours a day so you can get the doctor-approved information you need to make educated decisions — or help a friend who needs advice.
Above the Influence
This is the official website created for the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign, a program of the Office of National Drug Control Policy.
youth.gov is the U.S. government website that helps you create, maintain, and strengthen effective youth programs. Included are youth facts, funding information, and tools to help you assess community assets, generate maps of local and federal resources, search for evidence-based youth programs, and keep up-to-date on the latest youth-related news.
NIDA for Teens
The trusted source for science-based information on teen drug use and its effects.
Palo Alto Medical Foundation
"We're Talking!" was developed by the Adolescent Interest Group (AIG) of the Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). Topics on this site are chosen by and written by teens with the assistance of PAMF physicians, social workers, educators and researchers concerned with addressing the health care needs of adolescents. Topics include sexual health, emotions and life, risk taking and much more.
Planned Parenthood: Info for Teens
Created by Planned Parenthood, TeenWire covers relationship and sexuality information for teens.