Need help with a problem but don't know where to turn? Want to help a friend solve a problem? These organizations offer advice, guidance, and information that can help.
Brynn MacDonald founded Teen Force after a teen advice site she volunteered with shut down. Brynn is dedicated to building Teen Force into the best worldwide outreach program for teens. The website offers one-on-one, teen-to-teen advice as well as online teen programs, teen-written articles, and a place for teens to share their stories.Kids Health and Teens Health
These health sites can help answer your questions about your body and your feelings. The information ranges from self esteem issues and dealing with divorce to pimples and nosebleeds. Each topic arrives with resources on where to find help.Teen Wire
Teen Wire is a project of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. The site covers all subjects relating to reproductive health and other issues that concern teens and their bodies, from understanding your body to questions about sexually transmitted diseases, pregnancy, and your emotions.The Scoop on Smoking
The Scoop on Smoking is a project of the American Council on Science and Health, a nonprofit public health advocacy organization directed and advised by over 350 distinguished physicians and scientists representing a full spectrum of specialties in science and medicine. The Scoop On Smoking is designed to present detailed facts about the health consequences of tobacco use in a highly accessible, interactive manner.Worth the Wait
Worth the Wait educates teens about risk behaviors and how to make healthy choices. A very valuable resource, especially for teens who intend to avoid risky behavior.
If you think you might be a victim of child abuse, Childhelp USA's free hotline can help. Call any time if you want to talk or have questions about abuse. At the Childhelp USA website, you'll find definitions of abuse and neglect, an explanation of your rights, and tips on how to protect yourself. Yes, they take calls from Canada, too!Kids Help Phone
Kids Help Phone has a 24-hour hotline number to call for help. Their website offers information and resources on friendship and love, drug abuse, eating disorders, diversity, sexuality, and abuse. You can also join discussion groups to talk about your problems with others.National Crime Prevention Council Hotlines
Here you'll find a list of national hotlines in the US for issues such as child alcoholism, drug abuse, information about AIDS, child abuse and missing children.Childhelp USA
If you think you might be a victim of child abuse, Childhelp USA's free hotline can help. Call any time if you want to talk or have questions about abuse. At the Childhelp USA website, you'll find definitions of abuse and neglect, an explanation of your rights, and tips on how to protect yourself.Teen Relationships
Are you in an abusive relationship? Do you know someone who is? This website educates teens about dating and domestic violence, and explains how to identify a bad relationship. If you have questions or want to talk, visit the website's chat room for teen-to-teen counseling or call the 24-hour hotline.Youth Expressions
Youth Expressions is dedicated to providing a safe forum for young people to explore, define and build healthy relationships. The Web site is a joint effort of health professionals from Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, the Pacific Institute for Women's Health, Interval House's Second Generation and a broad consortium of young people living in Los Angeles County. On their links page you'll find national hotlines and Web sites for issues ranging from alcohol abuse and suicide to eating disorders and dating violence.