Staying safe and healthy, mentally and physically, is probably the most important thing you can do. These websites will help you stay strong, answer your questions, and give you resources to cope if something does go wrong.
Health and Fitness
Body+Motivation+Journey=bodimojo, which focuses on body confidence through interactive social network connections to help you stay motivated in your health goals. Website includes health articles, quizzes, games, and even an app with a free BMI dashboard and health tracker.
The Cool Spot
This website provides important information to teens about the risks involved in alcohol abuse and peer pressure.
Maintained by the Office on Women's Health, this site provides information for girls between the ages of 10 and 16.
Go Ask Alice!
Need honest answers? Go Ask Alice, a question and answer resource produced by Columbia University.
Scarleteen: Sex Ed for the Real World
This website gives real world sex ed information for teens and 20s with no judgements.
Get information on how to practice safe sex, how to communicate with your partner and what to do if you feel you are being sexually abused.
Do you want help and motivation to eat right and get fit? Spark Teens might be right for you!
Information on physical and mental health in easy-to-understand articles.
*Many of the above websites also deal with mental health. Here are some resources for more specific problems or concerns*
Suicide: Read This First
If you're thinking about suicide, read this first.
Cope. Care. Deal.
Mental health resources for teens.
Helpguide: Dealing with Teen Depression
Signs of depression, dealing with suicidal thoughts and ways to help a friend. Also available in Spanish.
MedLine Plus: Teen Mental Health
Being a teenager is hard, but some problems are more than just stress. This site collects articles and other information to help you deal.
National Eating Disorders Association
Information about eating disorders, both for individuals struggling with their own problem and for their friends and family.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Call 1-800-273-8255 for help 24 hours a day in English or Spanish. Gives warning signs and suggestions on helping someone if you think they are suicidal.
Pennsylvania Educational Network for Eating Disorders
Includes general information, advice on helping a friend, and a listing of local support groups.
Pennsylvania Youth Suicide Prevention
Suicide claims the lives of 1,300 Pennsylvanians each year. That's 1,300 too many.
News, support and treatment options for individuals recovering from an eating disorder.
Teen Mental Health
Want to know why you feel the way you do? This site helps you understand what's going on.
Good, clear information plus links to sites on cutting, post traumatic stress, going to a psychiatrist and more.
The Trevor Project
The Trevor Project operates the only nationwide, around-the-clock suicide prevention helpline for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth. Every day, The Trevor Project saves lives though its free and confidential helpline, its website and its educational services.
Do you know how much information it's safe to give out?
RespectRX: Self Defense
Learn simple ways to protect yourself.
That's Not Cool
Your cell phone, IM and social networks are extensions of who you are. If people are making you feel uncomfortable online, that's not cool.