Teen Life

We know life is more than school and homework.
Here are some helpful resources.

Clay Center for Healthy Young Minds

The Clay Center for Healthy Young Minds is a free educational resource dedicated to supporting and promoting the mental, emotional, and behavioral well-being of children, teens, and young adults. Their website includes a searchable database of articles about various mental health topics. It is supported by Massachusetts General Hospital.

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Crisis Text Line

Text HOME to 741741 or WhatsApp

Hours: 24/7

The Crisis Text Line is available for any crisis. Text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the United States, anytime. A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds, all from their secure online platform. The volunteer Crisis Counselor will help you move from a stressful moment to a calm moment. Sometimes, that means providing you with a referral for further help and sometimes it just means being there and listening. They are also available to contact via WhatsApp.

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DoSomething

As one of the largest nonprofits exclusively for young people and social change, DoSomething has activated millions of young people to take action to improve their communities. DoSomething members participate in our campaigns and programming to take action together on causes they care about impacting themselves and their community.

Do Something

love is respect

A project of the National Domestic Violence Hotline, love is respect offers 24/7 information, support, and advocacy to young people between the ages of 13 and 26 who have questions or concerns about their romantic relationships. We also provide support to concerned friends and family members, teachers, counselors, and other service providers through the same free and confidential services via phone, text, and live chat.

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Multi-Service Eating Disorders Association

The Multi-Service Eating Disorders Association (MEDA) is based in Massachusetts and offers support for those affected by eating disorders as well as support services for family members and loved ones.

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National Eating Disorders Association

The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) website can help you learn about eating disorder warning signs and symptoms to look out for. NEDA runs a helpline that can be reached by phone, text, or online chat.

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National Sexual Assault Hotline

Call: 1-800-656-4673

Hours: 24/7

The Hotline was created by RAINN, which is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN operates the Hotline in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the United States. If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, help is available by calling 1-800-656-4673 or by anonymous and secure chat online.

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Pacer Center’s Teens Against Bullying

Teens Against Bullying was created by and for teens. This website is a place for middle and high school students to find ways to address bullying, to take action, and to be heard.

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Scratch

Scratch is the world’s largest coding community for young people and a coding language with a simple visual interface for creating digital stories, games, and animations. Scratch is designed, developed, and moderated by the Scratch Foundation, a nonprofit organization.

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Teen Vogue

The young person’s guide to conquering (and saving) the world. Teen Vogue covers the latest in celebrity news, politics, fashion, beauty, wellness, lifestyle, and entertainment.

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The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project is the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24. On their website, you can connect with a counselor, explore LGBTQ+ topics, and maybe even make some friends via their online community TrevorSpace.

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Underlined

Underlined is a community of Book Nerds and aspiring writers! The mission at Underlined is to connect readers to books, to authors, and to each other. Whether you want to browse our books for the latest recommendations, get lost in our quizzes and articles, or write and share your own stories—make Underlined your official online book destination and start reading with us today! (A Penguin Random House Company)

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988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

If you are currently in crisis–and that means any difficult emotion for which you need support–please text the Suicide & Crisis Text Line at 988 or call them immediately at 988. These two services allow you to privately speak to a trained volunteer who can help you get to a safe, calm place. Their services are completely free of charge.

If you’re struggling or hurting or just want more information, please check out the following resources. There are options available to help you cope or just learn more!

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Help Yourself In the Library

Look for these numbers on the shelves:

Abuse (family) 362.76 & 362.8292

Abusive relationships 362.82

Acne/skin care 616.5 & 646.7046

AIDS/HIV 614.599392 & J616.9792

Alcohol/alcoholism 362.292

Anxiety 155.5 & 616.8522

Birth control 363.96 & 613.94

Body facts/puberty 613.953

Body image 306.4613

Date rape 362.883

Depression 616.8522, 616.8527

Divorce 306.89

Drugs 362.29

Eating disorders 616.8526, 616.85263

Exercise, nutrition, & health 613 through 613.9

Grief/death 155.937

LGBTQ 306.76 & 425.55

Politics 320 through 329

Racism 305.8

Relationships & dating 306.7

Religion 200 through 299

Reproductive health & pregnancy 612.6, 612.64, 612.662, & 618.2

Self-esteem 305.235

Sex 306.70835 & 613.9071

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) 616.95

Suicide 362.2, 362.28, 362.283