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In the wake of all the upsetting daily news,
please remember CHC is here for you and your family.

help@chconline.org or 650.688.3625

Resources for Teens

To Write Love on Her Arms [web resource]

To Write Love on Her Arms is a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide.

TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire, and invest directly into treatment and recovery. Read more ›

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The Resilience Approach to Making Friends, Managing Anger, and Stopping Bullying [video]

friends-2019068_640Brooks Gibbs is a social skills educator who teaches strategies for conflict resolution with a special emphasis on emotional resilience and the Golden Rule. Read more ›

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Be the One: Six True Stories of Teens Overcoming Hardship with Hope

betheonebookcoverIn his book Be the One, ABC News chief national correspondent and Nightline coanchor, Byron Pitts shares the stories of six young people  who overcame impossible circumstances with extraordinary perseverance. Read more ›

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STOMP Out Bullying

STOMP Out Bullying is a national nonprofit dedicated to changing the culture for all students. It works to reduce and prevent bullying, cyberbullying, sexting and other digital abuse, educates against homophobia, LGBTQ discrimination, racism and hatred, and deters violence in schools, online and in communities across the country. STOMP Out Bullying promotes civility, inclusion and equality. It teaches effective solutions on how to respond to all forms of bullying, as well as educating kids and teens in school and online. It provides help for those in need and at risk of suicide, and raises awareness through peer mentoring programs in schools, public service announcements by noted celebrities, and social media campaigns. Read more ›

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Anxiety and Depression: Know the Signs and How to Help [downloadable]

How do you know if you or someone you care about is suffering from anxiety or depression?  The symptoms can be subtle, and they may develop over time. This downloadable handout lists the signs and changes in behavior that are indicators of anxiety or depression. If you identify these symptoms in yourself or someone else, the next step is to get help.

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Your Life Your Voice [web resource]

yourlifeyourvoicekbannerYour Life Your Voice is the website for the Boys Town National Hotline, a free resource established in 1989 for kids, ​teens, and young adults.  ​​​​​Counselors are available 24/7 and have a wide range of experiences working with kids and families who are frustrated, anxious, depressed, faced with an overwhelming challenge, or just need someone to talk to. Read more ›

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in Children and Teens [web resource]

logo-iocdfObsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and related disorders affect over 500,000 children in the U.S. alone. The International OCD Foundation (IOCDF) website contains information about OCD and related disorders, treatment, research, and other resources that can help. Read more ›

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Ditch the Label [web resource]

ditchthelabelDitch the Label is an international  anti-bullying organization that provides support to young people aged 12-25, primarily through online partnerships. They also work with schools, colleges, parents/guardians, young people and other youth organizations.

According to Ditch the Label, statistically, 7 in 10 young people are bullied.  If you are being bullied, you absolutely are not alone. Read more ›

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Loveisrespect.org [web resource]

loveisrespectA project of the National Domestic Violence Hotline, Loveisrespect is a safe, inclusive space for young people to access information and get help in an environment that is designed specifically for them, and to provide information and support to concerned friends and family members, teachers, counselors, service providers, and members of law enforcement.

The Loveisrespect website provides comprehensive education on healthy, unhealthy and abusive dating relationships and behaviors, covering topics such as… Read more ›

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Mental Health Resources for Teens

depress photoTaking the first step in seeking support for any issues you’re dealing with deserves major props: It’s brave, it’s smart, and it’s an act of self-love. For adults, it can be tricky to navigate what those next steps are, and it can be even tougher for teens.

Teen Vogue spoke to experts from across the country and researched options for teens who need help—anywhere, anytime, and on any budget, whether you are in a crisis or looking for ongoing support or medical treatment for a number of conditions. Read more ›

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