Health Resources for Teens

Behavioral Health Resources:

Created by and for teens, it’s a place for middle and high school students to find ways to address bullying, take action, be heard, and join an important social cause.

Teen approach to peer pressure, anti-drug message and the media. Personal stories, online games, and message boards.

24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. By dialing 1-800-273-TALK (8255), the call is routed to the nearest crisis center in our national network of more than 150 crisis centers.

Local Resources (Behavioral Health):

Durham County’s Network of Care can greatly assist individuals and families in finding the best behavioral-health services.

Alliance Behavioral Healthcare manages the public mental health, intellectual/ developmental disability and substance abuse services for the citizens of Durham, Wake, Cumberland and Johnston counties.

Use this site to find sources that can help you learn more about depression, meet other teens with depression, and find find treatment for your illness.

Local Resources (Other):

North Carolina is a great place to live, work and raise a family, but we consistently rank in the bottom third of all states for overall health. A Healthier NC invites you to join the "A Healthier NC Challenge."

General Health Resources:

Information about health, growth, and emotions for teens.

Resource for any and all questions regarding your health, your relationships, your body and your sexuality.

Question and answers on many topics, with a health focus.

Sexual Health Resources:

The nation's leading sexual and reproductive health care provider and advocate.

Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Campaign of North Carolina.

Designed to help you learn about your sexual health in order to make good decisions, since you will be a sexual being for a long time.

Sex education by teens, for teens.

Free birth control support network.  Find a doctor, find a birth control method, find a happier you in bed.

Information, statistics, and treatment guidelines for sexually transmitted diseases (STD) from CDC's Division of STD Prevention.

Media Resources:

Provides independent reviews, age ratings, & other information about all types of media.