Resources for Teens
This website is a project of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This site is organized to help you find what you are looking for, whether you are a teen, middle or high school teacher, or parent. The purpose of this site is to facilitate learning about the effects of drug use on the brain, body, and lives of teens. Read more ›
Bring Change 2 Mind (BC2M) is a nonprofit organization created to start the conversation about mental health, and to raise awareness, understanding, and empathy. BC2M develops influential public service announcements (PSAs), has piloted evidence-based programs at the university (UBC2M) and high school (LETS BC2M) levels engaging students to reduce stigma and discrimination, and has created a social movement around change by providing people with platforms to share, connect, and learn. Read more ›
Half of Us is dedicated to raising awareness of this problem, decreasing the stigma around mental health and encouraging students to seek help if they need it.
Though the content is written with college students in mind, most of the resources are relevant to all teens in general. Read more ›
Every day, Californians struggle with emotional pain. Pain isn’t always obvious, but most suicidal people show some signs that they are thinking about suicide. If you see even one warning sign, step in or speak up. Take the time to learn what to do now, so you’re ready to be there for a friend or loved one when it matters most. You have the power to make a difference – the power to save a life. Read more ›
Mental illness is often considered an uncomfortable topic of conversation, and It Gets Brighter wants to change that.
It Gets Brighter collects and features short video messages of hope from those living with a mental health issue, and those who support them. Read more ›
Project UROK was founded in 2014 by writer and comedian Jenny Jaffe (Disney, MTV, VH1) to combat the isolation and stigmatization surrounding mental illness. Project UROK’s mission is to create funny, meaningful videos for teenagers struggling with mental health issues, made by people who have been there before. Read more ›
Having a disability or disease doesn’t have to be isolating. Enter The Mighty, an online platform for people facing disability, disease and mental illness.
The Mighty provides a safe supportive community for people (including teens and young adults) to tell their stories, connect with others and raise support for the causes they believe in. Read more ›