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Governmental and NGOs

CDC - Centers for Disease Control - http://www.cdc.gov/     

 

NIH - National Institutes of Healthhttps://www.nih.gov/

 

WHO - World Health Association - http://www.who.int/en/  

Health Related Issues

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                   Health Related Web Sites

Have a question related to health? wellness? Check any of these websites out. All are "teen-friendly".

General Health Websites

                                                                                       

TEEN HEALTH  from Nemours - 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. http://kidshealth.org/teen/


Version Espanol: http://kidshealth.org/teen/en_espanol/

 

MEDLINE PLUS FOR TEEN -  this site is from the National Institutes of Health. It is designed for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand it  offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/teenhealth.html

 

TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR HEALTH - A GUIDE FOR TEENAGERS - You can read this guide online or download a copy. It is divided into 5 sections, beginning with How Your Body Works, and moves on to discuss healthy eating and exercising. http://win.niddk.nih.gov/publications/take_charge.htm

 

TeenHealthFX is an online resource for any and all questions regarding your health, your relationships, your body and your sexuality. The professional staff who answer questions include clinical social workers, health educators, adolescent medicine physicians, pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists, psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, nutritionists, and many other health professionals.   http://www.teenhealthfx.com/

 

Nutrition

My Food Plate - http://www.choosemyplate.gov/

 

National Nutrient Database - http://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/search/list

 

SNAC - STUDENT NUTRITION & BODY AWARENESS CAMPAIGN - This site was written and created by UCLA nutrition professionals to help students eat well, be active, and feel good about their bodies. Our goal is to help prevent nutrition-related health problems (poor nutrient intake, eating disorders, overweight/obesity, and size prejudice) which can threaten students' academic and developmental success. http://www.snac.ucla.edu/

Crisis Hotlines

"A crisis is typically a moment of extreme emotional pain that gets in the way of living your everyday life." -crisistextline.org

 

Crisis Text LineText HOME to 741741 (available 24 hours a day, seven days a week)

Sacramento County Suicide Prevention Hotline: ​(916) 368-3111 or Toll Free (800) 273-8255 (Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week)

United States National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) (Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week)

  • To chat online with a national suicide hotline counsellor, click here
  • For the hearing impaired, contact the Lifeline by TTY at: 1-800-799-4889

Teen suicide hotline (Thursday's Child National Youth Advocacy Hotline):1-800-USA-KIDS (872-5437) (available 24 hours a day, seven days a week)

Trans Lifeline: (877) 565-8860 

  • Trans Lifeline is a non-profit dedicated to the well being of transgender people. We run a hotline staffed by transgender people for transgender people. Trans Lifeline volunteers are ready to respond to whatever support needs members of our community might have.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ) Suicide Hotline (the Trevor Lifeline): 1-866-488-7386 (available 24 hours a day, seven days a week)

  • TrevorChat online chat (Available 7 days a week (12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. PT).)
  • TrevorText text messaging: Text the word "Trevor" to 1-202-304-1200 (Available on Fridays (1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. PT)
  • The Trevor Project website: http://www.thetrevorproject.org

Christian Suicide Prevention: Christian suicide hotline: 1-888-667-5947 or email (available 9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. CT)

HopeLine: Call or Text 919-231-4525 or 877-235-4525