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Advocate Lutheran General Visit the KidsHealth Library for online resources in English and Spanish.

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.

Planned Parenthood Delivers vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of people worldwide. Text PPNOW to 774636 (PPINFO) to get answers about pregnancy, birth control, emergency contraception, STDs, and abortion. 

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.

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.

Sesi On a mission to fill that void in the mainstream media, in which Black girls are virtually invisible, this quarterly magazine celebrates them.

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.