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Mind & Body Resources

Do you or a friend need some more information on one of those sensitive issues? Mind, body, drugs, sex... you name it, you can find a resource below that might answer your questions. You can search our collection of Mind & Body websites individually by clicking on the links on the left side of the page below, or you can search all the sites listed at once using the Google Search box.

Mind & Emotions

by The Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands
This website provides information for teens about dealing with mental health disorders. There are tips for coping with disorders, taking care of yourself, and obtaining facts about mental health disorders.

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Resources
This comprehensive list of resources offers a wealth of information and support for drug and alcohol abuse prevention. The library does not endorse the organization hosting this website.

SAVE: Suicide Awareness Voices of Education
This website provides information on depression and suicide prevention. There are links to download and print brochures about recognizing the warning signs of depression and suicide and information about coping with a loss due to suicide. There is a phone number for a national helpline on the first page of the website for individuals in a suicide crisis.
by KidsPeace
On this website, teens can post issues they are having anonymously and receive helpful advice and tips on handling the issue. There is also information on topics such as quitting smoking and domestic violence.

by Goryeb Children’s Hospital
This website aimed at teens provides all the answers to questions about emotional health. The topics provided include ADD/ADHD, depression, eating disorders, stress, anxiety disorders, and much more.

This website offers a way for teens to help each other with issues they are experiencing. There are helpline phone numbers that you can call or text to receive help with any problems. Users can also post questions on message boards and receive answers from their peers.
by Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program
This is the official website for a program that works to raise awareness of and prevent youth suicide. They provide a hotline that teens can call if they are in crisis and they offer information on the warning signs of suicide.

Body Health
by Procter and Gamble
This website, designed for girls, offers information about women’s health, relationships, emotional health, fashion and beauty tips, and more. This site also allows you to register and ask experts any questions you may have.

Eating Disorders: Facts for Teens
by American Academy of Family Physicians
This is an informative article about the different types of eating disorders and the warning signs for eating disorders. The article also links you to outside resources about eating disorders and how to recover from an eating disorder.

Mirror Mirror
by Mirror
This website provides extensive information on eating disorders from anorexia nervosa to binge eating. It also offers information on getting help and recovering from eating disorders.

Spark Teens
by SparkPeople, Inc.
A free resource that helps and encourages teens to plan a healthy lifestyle. Some of the services the website provides include meal plans, fitness programs, recipes, exercise demos, and more.

by Nemours
This site offers informative articles on a wide variety of health topics. The articles are easy-to-read and easy to understand.

Vegetarianism in a Nutshell
by The Vegetarian Resource Group
For teens interested in becoming vegetarians, this site is great for finding out the basic information for making this lifestyle change. Some of the information includes recipes, how to meet dietary needs as a vegetarian, and other online resources about vegetarianism.

Your Body
by TeensHealth
A list of articles by TeensHealth that provides information on body image, taking care of your body, and much more. Many of the articles provide sound clips or audio versions of the print article.

Sex & Sexuality

Abstinence/Secondary Virginity
A website that informs you about the benefits of abstinence and letting you know that it is okay to not give in to the pressure. Users can even make a pledge to stay abstinent until marriage.

In Case You’re Curious
This site provides you with a number that you can text to ask questions about your sexual health. All texts are free and anonymous. The website also provides additional information about birth control, STDs, and puberty.

Info for Teens
by Planned Parenthood Federation of America Inc./
This is a website for teens about sexual health and relationships. There is also a section of the site that allows you to ask experts the questions you have about sexual health and relationships.

It’s Your (Sex) Life
This website provides information on safe sex and preventing teen pregnancy. The site provides several helplines to call, as well as numerous web resources about adoption, sexual health, sexuality, and making informed decisions about your health and well-being.

Sex, Etc.
by Rutgers University
An honest website that covers the ins and outs of sexual health for teens. The great thing about this website is that it’s written for teens by teens.

The Trevor Project
by The Trevor Project
Website for the national organization, The Trevor Project, which provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youths. Includes information on recognizing suicidal signs and helping a loved one in need.

by Advocates for Youth
This is a website designed for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth that provides information on reproductive and sexual health. The site also contains links to outside resources and organization for the GLBTQ community and phone numbers for helplines to call when you’re in crisis.

Drugs & Alcohol

Above the Influence
by National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign
This is the official website for Above the Influence, a campaign that makes teens aware of the pressure of giving into the influence of drugs and alcohol. This website provides facts about drugs, ways to live above the influence, and information on how to spread the word so that other teens live above the influence.

Owned and funded by Recovery Worldwide LLC, an organization that creates informational web properties on health and mental health-related topics.

Al-Anon Family Groups
by Al-Anon Family Groups
Website for a support group for families and friends of problem drinkers. This site offers resources for teens as well, under the heading Alateen. This provides teens with information on dealing with and helping out problem drinkers within their family or circle of friends.

The Cool Spot
by National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
This website provides information about alcohol and peer pressure. It helps teens to understand the risks and dangers of underage drinking and helps teens to know how to resist peer pressure.

Drugs and Alcohol
by TeensHealth
Another list of articles by TeensHealth that offers information on tobacco, drugs, and alcohol. There is also a section of articles provided about getting help with drugs and alcohol.

Marijuana: Facts for Teens
by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
This article provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services offers information on what marijuana is and the effects of marijuana. The articles also answers frequently asked question about marijuana.

by Healthways
This website offers resources on quitting smoking. It offers many tools and community support to guide you through smoking cessation.

The Science Behind Drug Abuse
by NIDA for Teens
This website provides articles and factsheets about different drugs and how they affect the mind and body. There is also a section that allows you to create posters and stickers to spread the word about drug abuse.

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