Teen Links for Hard Topics

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Local Resources for Help
Safe Place Program and Hays House
Both programs run by Idaho Youth Ranch
Youth MOVE Idaho
Idaho chapter meets weekly for support and to advocate for mental health care
Youth Empowerment Services (YES)
Mental health resources from the State of Idaho for youth 18 and under
Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline
Idaho resource for suicidality
The Community Center
Local organization supporting LGBTQ community

Mental Health
Self-help Tools
Mental Health America mental health self-help
Teen Line
Help line staffed by teens for teens
Teen and Young Adult Mental Health Resources
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) resources
Stressed Teens
Tips and activities to help teens destress
Mental Health Test
Screening tests for common mental health issues
Finding Therapy
Mental Health America resource on how to access mental health support
This is my Brave
Creating a platform for stories of teen mental health struggles
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Resources for suicidality

Physical Health
Go Ask Alice
Website for getting questions answered that teens might not feel comfortable asking
Young Men’s Health
Includes general and sexual health information
Young Women’s Health
Includes general and sexual health information
Focused on sex education for teens and youth
Body Image and Self-esteem
Teens Health article about body image and self-esteem and links to resources on related topics
Love Is Respect
Resources on dating, healthy relationships, and personal safety
Violence in relationships: Love shouldn't hurt
Article with information on emotional/physical abuse in teen relationships
The Importance of Gender Affirming Care
Nursing License Map's resources on inclusive care for gender diverse patients from childhood to adulthood.

Substance Abuse
Rethinking Drinking
National Institutes of Health on Alcohol and Alcoholism
Teens: Drug use and the brain
National Institutes of Health information on drug use and its impact on the brain
Tips for Teens: The Truth about Opioids
Downloadable PDF with other topics available
National Association for Children of Alcoholics
Resources for teens with alcoholic parents
Above the Influence
Resources on various drugs, getting help, FAQs

It gets better project
Focused on creating an international community through support and sharing personal experiences
Amaze Gender Identity Site
Information about Gender Identity
Amaze Sexual Orientation Site
Information about Sexual Orientation
Trans Lifeline
A helpline run for trans people by trans people. Further resources provided
The Trevor Project
LGBTQ youth suicide prevention
Know your Prom Night Rights!
ACLU resource about issues you might run into on prom night and how to deal with them
LGBTQ Students Employment Guide
Career resources including workplace rights and LGBTQ-friendly companies
Ultimate Campus Guide for LGBTQ Youth
Resources for LGBTQ college students