Websites of Interest
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Crisis Counselors are always available when you call. There is also information about why you should call and what to expect.
Careline Crisis Intervention
Careline offers free, immediate and confidential help, 24-hours per day, 365 days per year. The “Information” page talks about suicide, depression and unhealthy/healthy relationships.
Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Resources
You’ve probably heard drugs and alcohol talked about in school. You’ve heard that they’re bad, and that bad things can happen to the people who use them. But what’s really so bad? Why is there so much alarm over these two things? Unfortunately, there are a lot of tragedies that happen – like car crashes and accidental overdoses – that are solely due to the abuse of drugs and alcohol. There are a lot of organizations dedicated to raising awareness about these two things, and you can learn all about the facts, figures, and realities of these two substances from them. Check out the link below for more information.
Drinking and Driving Documentary – Taylor White Foundation
The film speaks about the aftermath of a horrific event in a group of peoples’ lives. Last June, Juneau teenager Taylor White died as a passenger in a drunk-driving accident.
Teen Health & Wellness: Real Life Real Answers
Real life, real answers to teens questions about anything teens might want to know. Topics include: health in general, drugs and alcohol, eating disorders, friendship, dating, emotions, nutrition, fitness, and sexuality.
Teen Health and Wellness HOTLINES
Hotlines and websites for information about anything teens might want to know.
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.
Anchorage Youth Central
Anchorage Youth Development Coalition working to connect Anchorage’s youth 13-24 with opportunities and services. The Alaska Youth and Parent Foundations POWER program is highlighted here. The POWER program is a Peer Outreach education and referral program for at risk youth.
HEADS UP – Concussion in High School Sports, A Fact Sheet
A hand-out for teens explaining what a concussion is; what the signs and symptoms are, what to do if you think you have one, and how to prevent them.
National Institute on Drug Abuse for Teens: The Science Behind Drug Abuse
Learn the facts about drugs and drug abuse. Several videos are available.
Health information for teens about sexuality and reproductive health.