Teen Health

TeensHealth – Articles and links on a variety of body and mind issues facing teenagers.

Go Ask Alice – Health information and resources for teens provided by Health Services at Columbia University.

Drug Rehab – Their mission is to equip patients and families with the best information, resources and tools to overcome addiction and lead a lifelong recovery.

MedlinePlus: Teen Health – News and information focusing on teen health issues. Also search Medline’s extensive library of online (high quality) resources covering most health topics.

Center for Youth Services (Rochester) – This local organization was started by kids, for kids, and provides emergency shelter, counseling, runaway and homeless services, teen court, volunteer opportunities, and more. (24-hour Help Line 585-271-7670 or Toll Free Phone Number 888-617-5437)

SAVE – “The mission of SAVE is to prevent suicide through public awareness and education, eliminate stigma and serve as a resource to those touched by suicide.” (If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255).)

Counseling Guide For Suicide Prevention – A guide to identify the warning signs of suicide.

RAINN – The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network web site includes information on what to do if you are assaulted and links to local counseling centers. RAINN also operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE, free and confidential. (In Monroe County, you may also contact Rape Crisis Services at 546-2777.)

GirlsHealth – “This site was created to help girls (ages 10-16) learn about health, growing up, and issues they may face. It focuses on health topics that girls are concerned about and helps motivate them to choose healthy behaviors by using positive, supportive, and non-threatening messages.”

National Eating Disorders Association – This resource page includes information on eating disorders in males and females and body image issues. (Toll-free Information and Referral Helpline: 1-800-931-2237)

Above the Influence – Information and resources on drug and alcohol use.

GLSEN – “The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.”

Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley – The GAGV Youth Program provides comprehensive advocacy and support services to gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth and their families in Monroe County and the surrounding areas. (585-244-8640)

The Trevor Helpline – The Trevor Helpline is the only nationwide, around-the-clock crisis and suicide prevention helpline for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth. 1-866-4-U-Trevor (866-488-7386)

LGBTQ Guide to Affordable Colleges Online – A guide to show LGBTQ students the various on-campus and online resources they can use to help make college a more welcoming and supportive experience.

Affordable Colleges Resources – A guide to finding the right school and financial aid, with resources for women, minorities, veterans, students with disabilities, and LGBTQ individuals.