Teen Health Resources
Resources to support your mental & physical health
Seize the Awkward: Having a conversation about mental health might be uncomfortable, but it can make all the difference. Check out these conversation guides and tips that can help you help friends who are having a difficult time.
Press Pause: Press Pause encourages use of simple mindfulness techniques–like breathing exercises, meditation, perspective checks, music, and movement–to deal with everyday stress.
Inner Body: Mental Health Resources for teens.
Personal Hygiene: Information about how to prevent disease.
Take a moment for self-care
Do Something: As the largest not-for-profit exclusively for young people and social change, DoSomething’s millions of members represent every US area code and 131 countries.
Youth Activism Project: The world currently has the largest youth generation ever seen. Young people face the brunt of the world’s problems and will continue to wrestle with them in the future when our current world leaders are long gone. This non-profit organization promotes youth-organized campaigns in the US and abroad that diagnose problems and propose solutions to their local decision makers and officials (like school board members, community elders, and elected officials).
Youth Celebrate Diversity: YCD supports students and teachers organizing locally, educating themselves and their peers, and taking action for inclusion and social justice.
Ask for help
Teen Link: A helpline for teens, by teens. Get peer-to-peer support (call/text/chat) 4 days a week from 6pm - 10pm. 1-866-833-6546
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 24/7 at 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Crisis Text Line: 24/7 support at your fingertips, text DS to 741741
The Trevor Project LGBTQ Hotline: 24/7 at 1-866-488-7386
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Hotline: 24/7 at 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
Native and Strong For your support or for someone else, call Suicide Prevention Lifeline at (800) 273-8255 or text NATIVE to 741741.
Dive into a book
Check out these uplifting reads for when you need a boost! This list was compiled with the help of BurlingTEEN Book Club members and B-EHS Librarian Mrs. Anderson.