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Angles Confidential, affordable birth control and STI & HIV testing; and free pregnancy testing. Also offers year-round programs for LGBTQ teens.

Chicago Behavioral Hospital Free mental health assessments and referral for teens availble 24/7 by calling 847-768-5430

Go Ask Alice Columbia University maintains a popular Health Q&A.  Get answers to general health, drugs & alcohol, sex, fitness & nutrition, and relationship questions.

MaineStay Youth & Family Services Offers a variety of programs including the Future Leaders Peer Mentoring Program from ages 15-18.

Mayo Clinic Teen’s Health Center Use the “Find It Fast” feature to get articles on a variety of health topics; or click on “Ask a Specialist” to find answers to specific health questions.

National Eating Disorders Association Learn about eating disorders, find help & support, even get involved. Reach the confidential helpline at: 1-800-931-2237.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Are you in a crisis? Please call 1-800-273-TALK (8255), a free, 24-hour hotline. Check out the website for more information to get involved.

RAINN The nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. Need help? Call 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) or visit the secure, confidential online help line.

Rookie is an online publication for teenage girls featuring writing, photography, illustrations, videos and more from staff & readers. Monthly “issues” revolve around a theme.

Scarleteen “Sex Ed for the real world.”  This site is owned by a feminist sex ed educator and staffed by volunteers.  It offers frank advice and answers a vast number of sex-related questions.

Sex, etc. A sex education website created by teens, for teens.

Trevor Project The Trevor Project is a national organization determined to end suicide among LGBTQ youth.  Call the free confidential Trevor Lifeline at 866-488-7386 to talk to a counselor.  Visit the website to chat with a trained volunteer, connect with others and learn more about suicide prevention.

WHO The World Health Organization website is loaded with up-to-date fact sheets and news on a wide range of health topics.