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Teen Health

General Teen Health

  1. TeensHealth by Nemours Foundation - We're 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. There's a lot of confusing, misleading, and just plain wrong health information on the Web.
  2. Nutrition
    1. Choose My Plate - information for creating well-balanced meals
      1. Healthy Eating for Vegetarians
      2. Tips to help you eat fruits
      3. Tips to help you eat vegetables
      4. Tips to help you eat whole grains
      5. Tips for Protein Foods Group
      6. Tips for Dairy Group
    2. Vegetarian Teens
    3. Calcium requirements
      1. See this Web MD Calcium Calculator to determine if you or your child
      2. The recommended daily amount of calcium is:
        1. 9-18 years: 1,300 milligrams daily
        2. 19-50 years: 1,000 milligrams daily
  3. Personal Fitness
    1. Suggested workouts from www.darebee.com.
      1. 30 Days of Change - 30 Days of Change program is designed to change your exercise habits as well as the way you look and feel - in a month. It is completely 100% equipment free. Designed for weight loss and toning up, it is pretty intense but it keeps the day-to-day routines balanced and just hard enough to keep your body changing.
      2. The Foundation - The Foundation is a low impact based program designed for high burn and muscle tone. It includes complete no-equipment bodyweight strength and cardio oriented routines and it is suitable for anyone who is new to bodyweight training and wants to ease into it.
      3. Jump Rope 30 Day Challenge
      4. 30 Day Cardio and Abs Challenge
    2. Want to run a 5K and you can't imagine getting there? No worries!
      1. Jeff Galloway's Easy 5K
      2. 8 Weeks to a 5K (from www.darebee.com)
  4. Sexuality
    1. Sexual Health
      1. Teen Sexual Health
      2. I Wanna Know is designed to help you learn about your sexual health in order to make good decisions.
      3. Stay Teen - The goal of Stay Teen is to encourage you to enjoy your teen years and avoid the responsibilities that come with too-early pregnancy and parenting. The more you know about issues like sex, relationships, abstinence, and birth control, the better prepared you’ll be to make informed choices for your future.
      4. HIV Prevention
      5. Birth Control
      6. Sexually Transmitted Diseases
      7. Emergency Contraception
    2. Sexual Identity
      1. Sexual Orientation and Gender
      2. Youth Resource - The LGBTQ Website for teens

Teen Mental Health

  1. A Parent's Guide to Teenage Depression
  2. A Teenager's Guide to Depression
  3. SAMHSA - "Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services" - educational materials.
  4. Hotlines for Emergencies
    1. Suicide Prevention Lifeline
      1. 24-hour confidential suicide prevention hotline (1-800-273-8255) available to anyone is suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Your call is routed to the nearest crisis center in the national network of more than 150 crisis centers.
      2. Website: www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org
    2. SAMHSA's National Helpline - provides 24-hour free and confidential treatment referral and information about mental and/or substance use disorders
      1. 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
      2. Website: www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline

Drugs and Alcohol

  1. Teen section of drugabuse.gov
  2. Prescription Drug Dangers
  3. Drug Facts for Teens
  4. Drug Facts for Parents
  5. Most Commonly Used Drugs
  6. Emerging trends in drug abuse

Eating Disorders

  1. Online Eating Disorders Screen. This website provides people with the option to take a free, anonymous self-assessment to gauge their risk of an eating disorder.
  2. National Eating Disorders Association Parent Toolkit
  3. The National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA): Helpline or Click-to-Chat

Parents of Teens - Important Tips

  1. Parenting Teens - Its mission is to help educate teens & their parents on important health issues.
  2. Operation Parent - Its mission is to provide on-going education, support and hope to those raising teens and pre-teens in today’s culture.
  3. Sexual Health
    1. Tips & Advice for Talking to Teens About Sex
    2. Helping Your Teen Make Responsible Choices
    3. Information on Teens & Sexual Abuse
    4. Information on Teens and Sexual Health
  4. Teen Vehicle Operations Course - TVOC - Police Training For Teen Drivers, is an advanced driver training course designed by police academy instructors. Also known as "Fear This 4 Life"