Teen Health

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ADD and Teens

Whether you’re doing a research paper or need information for personal use, this site offers good reading and tips to help with the challenges of ADD/ADHD. This site links to a wide variety of current articles and research on ADD and ADHD and is updated regularly. Use this as a starting place for your research into ADD/ADHD.


If you or someone you know has been affected by someone else’s drinking, Al-Anon/Alateen can offer help and support. Click on Meeting Info to find out about a support group that meets near you.


download (8)Ask the Dietician: Anorexia

Questions and answers for teens dealing with or researching anorexia, bulimia and other eating disorders. Useful suggestions for helping friends with these issues. Responses are professional and non-judgement.


Screenshot 2015-08-27 17.03.34Girl Zone

GirlZone.com has what teen girls want – take a good look around!  We have health, body and relationship advice, life stories, fitness, food, fashion, beauty and more.  We have music, movie, book and tech reviews.   You will find lots of quizzes, video, blogs and ways to contribute.


Only Healthy: Guide to Teen Health

logo (1)Adolescence happens to everyone. In between childhood and adulthood, every person must experience the state of being a teenager. This stage can be confusing and frustrating, as teens try to discover who they are and what they want for their futures, while at the same time trying to cope with the changes their bodies are going through and other influential outside challenges.

One of the most important things to understand as a teenager is how to remain healthy through all of these changes. The following information and resources will help you learn more about a teenager’s body, their mental health, physical health, teenage substance use, and sexuality.


Screenshot 2015-08-27 17.07.14Smart Girl

SmartGirl.org is an online community where girls can share their opinions, creativity, experiences, and goals. Here, girls can see what other girls are thinking and add their own thoughts to the mix. Visitors to the site are generally girls between the ages of 11-17. They come from many countries around the world.


nida-teens-logoTeen Drug Abuse

For Teens. Drug Facts, Drugs & Health Blog, Interactives & Videos, PEERx, Have a drug problem-need help?—include many highly engaging multimedia activities that cover the basics of drug use as well as more sophisticated neuroscience topics. These sections are designed for students to explore independently.


download (2)Teens Health

We’re 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. There’s a lot of confusing, misleading, and just plain wrong health information on the Web. Our mission is to tell it to you straight.


download (7)Teen Ink: Teen Advice

Welcome to Teen Ink, a national teen magazine, book series, and website devoted entirely to teenage writing, art, photos, and forums. This website tackles topics that teens want to talk about. Post your response in the forum or send a question to the site’s team of teen advisors.


logoTeen Central

What’s it like being a teen today? Who knows better than other teens!

If you’ve got a story to tell or are trying to solve a problem, this site for teens, by teens is the place for you.


logo_topTeen Health & Wellness

The award-winning Teen Health & Wellness provides middle and high school students with nonjudgmental, straightforward, curricular, and self-help support. Articles are correlated to state, national, and provincial standards, including Common Core Health and Science.
 Topics covered include diseases, drugs, alcohol, nutrition, mental health, suicide, bullying, LGBTQ issues, and more.


Screenshot 2015-08-27 17.04.18Young Men’s Health

youngmenshealthsite.org (YMH) is a website produced by the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital. The purpose of the website is to provide carefully researched health information to teenage boys and young men.


Screenshot 2015-08-27 17.04.52Young Women’s Health

The Center for Young Women’s Health (CYWH) is a partnership between the Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine and the Division of Gynecology, at Boston Children’s Hospital. The Center is an educational entity that is committed to providing teen girls and young women with carefully researched health information, educational programs, and conferences. The mission of our website 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. We want to empower teen girls and young women around the world to take an active role in their own health care.


 

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