Resources For Teens

“Children are the proof we’ve been here…
They are the best thing and the most impossible thing.”

– Allison Pearson

The following web sites designated for teen information are not-for-profit, government, and non-commercial:

Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • AAPC Publishing specializes in providing mainstream, hands-on advice and information to parents, educators and others about topics related to autism spectrum disorders.  www.aapcpublishing.net

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

  • ADHD Child is for parents of ADHD children offering information on child attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, attention deficit disorder, and other child and teen anxiety problems.  www.adhdchild.org
  • ADD Resources offers information and support to help people with ADHD achieve their full potential through education and support.  www.addresources.org
  • ADD Warehouse is a resource for the understanding and treatment of all developmental disorders, including ADHD and related problems.  www.addwarehouse.com
  • Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D., is an internationally recognized authority on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD or ADD) in children and adults.  www.russellbarkley.org

Behavioral Health

  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration:  behavioral health is essential to health ● prevention works ● people recover ● treatment is effective.  www.samhsa.gov
  • Mental Health America:  With over a century of advocacy, public education, and the delivery of programs and services, Mental Health America is the country’s leading nonprofit dedicated to helping all people live mentally healthier lives.  www.nmha.org
  • National Institute of Mental Health:  Transforming the understanding and treatment of mental illness through research.  www.nimh.nih.gov

Depression

  • To Write Love on Her Arms is a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide.  TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire and also to invest directly into treatment and recovery.  www.twloha.com

Drug related issues

  • Drug Rehab 101 is presented for adults and teens offering information on drug abuse, drug treatment, and related issue to include drug treatment centers and therapy directory.  www.drugrehab101.com
  • The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) educates adolescents ages 11 through 15 (as well as their parents and teachers) on the science behind drug abuse. NIDA enlisted the help of teens in developing the site.   www.teens.drugabuse.gov

Eating Disorders

NEDA supports individuals and families affected by eating disorders, and serves as a catalyst for prevention, cures and access to quality care. www.nationaleatingdisorders.org

General information

  • American Academy of Pediatrics:  Dedicated to the health of all children.  www.aap.org
  • Teen Help is a website for all teens and parents offering information on parenting teenagers, troubled teens, teen issues, treatment programs, and other related topics.  www.teenhelp.com
  • Troubled Teen 101 is presented for parents in need of teen help offering information on teen issues, problems, and behavior disorders.   www.troubledteen101.com
  • The YMCA Community Teen Center is a safe, tobacco, alcohol, and drug-free drop-in center for teens in the 8th-12th grades. The Center offers free activities that are engaging, attractive to young people and make use of their talents, energy, and creativity. The Center offers skill-building and recreational opportunities and is staffed by positive, caring adults who are trained to work with adolescents.  www.laxymca.org

Pregnancy

Teen pregnancy statistics, prevention, and facts.  www.pregnantteenhelp.org

Suicide Awareness

  • Yellow Ribbon is dedicated to preventing youth suicide and attempts by making suicide prevention accessible to everyone and removing barriers to help through empowerment and collaboration.  www.yellowribbon.org

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