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MIDDLE ATLANTIC REGION

Consumer Health Resources

Mental Health

Girlshealth.gov: Feelings
Locate information on anxiety, stress, self esteem, and more.

TeensHealth.gov: Mind
Locate information on body image, relationships, stress and more written specifically for teens.


Sexual Health

Girlshealth.gov: Relationships
Locate information on, Forming healthy relationships, Working through problems in your relationships, All about friendships, Safe and healthy dating, Getting along with your family, Participating in your community and more.

TeensHealth.org: Sexual Health
"Learn the facts about sexual health with articles about puberty, menstruation, infections, and just about everything else you wanted to know, for guys and girls."

Planned Parenthood: Info for Teens
Created by Planned Parenthood, TeenWire covers relationship and sexuality information for teens.

Scarleteen
Founded in 1998, Scarleteen is a grassroots organization that promotes sexuality and sexual health education. Scarleteen.com is visited worldwide by teens and young adults, mostly between the ages of 15 and 25. The website features advice and information columns, sex statistics, Q&A’s, and many more!

Sex, etc: A Web site for Teens by Teens
Sex, etc., sponsored by Answer (Rutgers University), is a project to improve teen sexual health across the nation. The website features articles, Q&As, comics, quizzes, and videos about relationships, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, and birth control.

 

General Health Resources for Teens

MedlinePlus: Teen Health
Locate a variety of information on teen health issues. This page is also suitable for teen's to search for their own health information.

Girlshealth.gov (suitable for girls 10-16)
"Girlshealth.gov was created in 2002 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office on Women’s Health (OWH) to help girls (ages 10 to 16) learn about health, growing up, and issues they may face. Girlshealth.gov promotes healthy and positive behaviors in girls, giving them reliable and useful health information in a fun, easy-to-understand way. The website also provides information to parents and educators to help them teach girls about healthy living".

NIDA for Teens
Locate information on facts on drugs, blogs, projects, videos and more from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Media Smart Youth (NICHD)
Media-Smart Youth: Eat, Think, and Be Active!® is an interactive after-school education program for youth ages 11 to 13.

Choose My Plate: Teen (USDA)
Locate resources for teens focusing on nutrition and physical fitness.

TeensHealth.org 
TeensHealth.org provides a safe, private place for teens who need honest, accurate information and advice about health, emotions, and life. TeensHealth is accessible 24 hours a day so you can get the doctor-approved information you need to make educated decisions — or help a friend who needs advice.

Palo Alto Medical Foundation
"We're Talking!" was developed by the Adolescent Interest Group (AIG) of the Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). Topics on this site are chosen by and written by teens with the assistance of PAMF physicians, social workers, educators and researchers concerned with addressing the health care needs of adolescents. Topics include sexual health, emotions and life, risk taking and much more.

Above the Influence
This is the official website created for the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign, a program of the Office of National Drug Control Policy.

Bodimojo
At BodiMojo, body confidence is wired into a personalized technology health platform. BodiMojo offers a personalized, judgment-free zone that supports peace with body and mind through motivational digital media that promotes healthy body image, fitness, nutrition and wellness through powerful, inspirational teen-driven content.

TeenHealthFX
TeenHealthFX.com is your online resource for any and all questions regarding your health, your relationships, your body and your sexuality.

Go Ask Alice!
Go Ask Alice! answers questions about alcohol & other drugs; emotional health; fitness & nutrition; general health; relationships; and sexual & reproductive health. If you've thought about a health question, it's likely on Go Ask Alice!

Youth.gov
youth.gov is the U.S. government website that helps you create, maintain, and strengthen effective youth programs. Included are youth facts, funding information, and tools to help you assess community assets, generate maps of local and federal resources, search for evidence-based youth programs, and keep up-to-date on the latest, youth-related news.