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Teen Health

The Center for Young Women's Health is a partnership between the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine and the Division of Gynecology at Boston Children’s Hospital. The Center's mission is to help teen girls, their parents, educators, and health care providers improve their understanding of normal health and development, as well as of specific diseases and conditions. The Center strives to empower teen girls and young women around the world to take an active role in their own health care.

The mission of girlshealth.gov, developed by the Office on Women’s Health in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is to promote healthy, positive behaviors in all girls. Girlshealth.gov gives girls reliable, useful information on the health issues they will face as they become young women, and tips on handling relationships with family and friends, at school and at home. The website's tagline is "Be Happy. Be Healthy. Be you. Beautiful."

This site is designed to educate parents about teen health, as well as provide guidance on parenting issues. It is maintained by expert pediatricians.

This section of Kidshealth.org addresses the questions and concerns that older kids have about their changing bodies and minds. A team of pediatricians and other medical experts reviews all content regularly to ensure the information is as current as possible. The site is maintained by the Nemours Foundation, a non-profit organization devoted to improving the health of children.

The Teen Health page of MedlinePlus links to a variety of authoritative websites created for teens, as well as their parents. The site is maintained by the National Library of Medicine, which serves the National Institutes of Health.

This web page provides information and resources for teens suffering from mental health issues.

The National Center for Victims of Crime is a nonprofit organization that advocates for victims' rights, trains professionals who work with victims, and serves as a trusted source of information on victims' issues. The Center's Bulletins for Teens explain how to recognize a crime, what emotions to expect, and how to receive or give help.

The mission of NIMH is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through research, paving the way for prevention, recovery, and cure. The Child and Adolescent web page provides publications and other resources about mental health issues and teens.

The NRS is the federally-designated national communication system for runaway and homeless youth. This non-profit agency provides education, support, and other services for runaway, homeless, and at-risk youth, as well as their families. Partial funding for this agency is provided by the Family and Youth Services Bureau in the Administration for Children, Youth and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The site also offers a special blog called You Matter that is devoted to teens.

The National Institute on Drug Abuse, a part of the National Institutes of Health, created this website for middle and high school students and their teachers to provide accurate and timely information for use in and out of the classroom. The site is organized to offer students a range of educational experiences as they learn facts about drugs and neuroscience.

ReachOut is a non-profit organization that provides youth with peer-to-peer support and mental health information through online and mobile platforms.

StopBullying.gov provides information on what bullying is, what cyberbullying is, who is at risk, and how you can prevent and respond to bullying. The content of this website is provided by the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Education, and the Department of Justice.

This website gives teens advice to help them make decisions about their health. Although it is created by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, the information provided is intended for all teens, regardless of any pre-existing health issues.

TeensHealth is a safe, private place for teens who need honest, accurate information and advice about health, emotions, and life. A team of pediatricians and other medical experts reviews all content regularly to ensure the information is as current as possible. The site is maintained by the Nemours Foundation, a non-profit organization devoted to improving the health of children.

  • Young Men's Health – (Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital)

The purpose of the website is to help teen boys and their parents improve their understanding of normal health and development, as well as of specific diseases and conditions. The Division strives to empower teen boys and young men around the world to take an active role in their own health care.

 
 
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