"Created by young women for young women." Topics include physical and mental health issues, education and employment, immigration, domestic violence and sexual abuse, pregnancy, STDs, and much more. From GirlSource Technology and Leadership Program Participants in San Francisco.
Like an online "Dear Abby", only cooler. You can Ask Alice questions anonymously, or Search Alice to read answers to other people's questions about relationships, sexuality, alcohol and drug abuse, and more.
Provides consumer health and substance abuse prevention materials addressing issues of concern to teens, families and youth agencies in teen-reviewed, teen-recommended formats. From the Mid-Hudson NY Library System.
The main suicide hotline for teens in Massachusetts, with other helpful information for teens in crisis. This teen help line provides confidential peer support and understanding to teens who are struggling with feelings of depression, loneliness and stress. From 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. on weekdays, and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekends, this service is staffed by volunteers between the ages of 16 and 18; outside those hours, calls are answered by adult volunteers.
See what your peers are saying about love, sex, and relationships. "We wanted to give teens a place to go in cyberspace that gave them accurate, up-front information on their sexuality." From the Network for Family Life Education, Rutgers University.
This bilingual website, available in Spanish and English, is designed to help Hispanic girls and young women with health and social issues. Includes sections on family, body image, role models, planning for the future, mental and physical health, and more. From the US Department of Health and Human Services.
A great site for your questions about health and sexuality. Answers from experts, information in Spanish, and "what to do when you don't know what to do" guides. A must-see. From the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
Research information about the effects of drug abuse on the brain and interactive activities to help you learn more about various drugs and how they affect how your brain works. It also features links to interesting information about the work that other scientists at the National Institutes of Health are doing. From the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
An online publication from the DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration). Each chapter contains information about specific drugs. At the beginning of each chapter and sub-chapter, is an explanation of what's up with each drug, what it's called on the street, a description of how it looks, where it comes from, how it's used, and/or the legal issues surrounding its use.