Teen Life

​​​​​Have questions about teen health and relationships?  Looking for help or support?  Use the links below to find out what you need to know.​

 General

Go Ask Alice​ – Questions and answers on many topics, with a health focus.​​
Medline Plus – Links to articles and resources, provided by the National Institute of Health (NIH).
NS Teens – Learn how to stay safe online through games, videos, and comics.​
Reach Out – Peer support and mental health information.
Stop Bullying​ – Information about bullying, how to stop it, and where to find help.
Teens Health​ – Learn about all aspects of living a healthy life.

 Sexuality & Relationships

I Wanna Know – Information on sexual health for teens.     
It's Your Sex Life – MTV's resource on relationships, STDs, preventing pregnancy, and more. 
Love Doesn't Have To Hurt – Helpful information about dating violence for teens by the American Psychological Association. 
Love is Respect – Learn about dating, healthy relationships, and find help. 
Planned Parenthood – Information on sexuality and relationships for teens.
Sex, etc. – Find useful information on tough topics like sexuality, relationships and abuse.
Stay Teen – Education on enjoying the teen years and avoiding the responsibilities that come with too-early pregnancy and parenting.
Teens Health - Abstinence – Learn how to prevent pregnancy 100% of the time.
Trevor Project – Dedicated to suicide prevention for LGBTQ youth.  Talk to someone anytime, 24/7.  1-866-488-7386

 Mental Health & Substance Abuse

Above the Influence – Tips for not compromising who you are in order to fit in.
Al-Anon Family Groups – Help for people who have, or know someone who has, a drinking problem.
City of Virginia Beach Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services – Work with Virginia Beach Human Services to find help.
I Need a LightHouse – Provides educational programming around depression awareness and suicide prevention for teens and young adults.  For more information please contact Kathleen Wakefield at kwakefield@ineedalighthouse.org or visit their website.
National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. – Find a local affiliate and get help: 1-800-NCA-CALL (800-622-2255)
National Eating Disorders Association – Get information on eating disorders and referrals for treatment.
Substance Abuse & National Health Services Administration – Information, services, and research on substance use and mental disorders.
TeensHealth - Your Mind – Find information about stress, anxiety, eating disorders, body image, and everything in between.

 Crisis Help

National Domestic Violence Hotline – Get information, crisis intervention, and referrals.  Call their hotline: 1-800-799-7233
Seton Youth Shelters – Call their 24-hour confidential hotline if you or someone you know needs help: (757)-498-HELP
Trevor Project – Dedicated to suicide prevention for LGBTQ youth.  Talk to someone anytime, 24/7.  1-866-488-7386
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