Teen Health & Safety

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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

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

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

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.

Everyone Needs a Little Help Sometimes
Suicide:
Call: 1-800-273-8255 or 
TEXT: HELLO to 741741
Abortion
Call: 1-866-439-4253
 or 
TEXT: HELPLINE
 to 313131
Teenage Model
Self Harm:
Call: 1-800-366-8288
 or 
TEXT: CONNECT
 to 741741
Male Teenager
Domestic Violence:
Call: 1-800-799-7233
 or 
TEXT: SUPPORT to 741741
Gay Teens
Bullying:
Call: 1-800-420-1479
 or 
TEXT: HOME to 741741
LGBTQ+:
Call: 1-866-488-7386
 or 
TEXT: START to 678678
Sexual Assault:
Call: 1-800-656-4673
 or 
TEXT: HOME
 to 741741
Mental Health:
Call: 1-800-950-6264
 or 
TEXT: NAMI
 to 741741
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Pregnancy, Infant & Child Loss:
Call: 1-800-944-4773
 or 
TEXT: HELLO
 to 741741
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Grief:
Call: 1-800-445-4808
 or 
TEXT: CARE
 to 839863
Eating Disorders:
Call: 1-800-931-2237
 or 
TEXT: NEDA
 to 741741
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