Help Directoy

If you are looking for technical support or help using the site see our technical support page. This page is a directory of resources providing help on a number of issues regarding your health, body and safety.

For general health, see General Adolescent Health

For immediate emergency help, see Crisis & Grief Counseling

Listed alphabetically...

Abortion & Birth Control

Remember, if it has been less than 72 hours since you've had unprotected sex, you can still use the morning after pill!

Planned Parenthood
Clinics providing abortions, birth control, and pregnancy checkups
www.plannedparenthood.org
For the nearest P.P. clinic 1-800-230-PLAN
For general info on abortion 1-800-829-7732
For referral to an abortion clinic 1-800-230-7526

Abuse

Childhelp USA and National Child Abuse Hotline
1-800-422-4453

the Covenant House
1-800-999-9999 crisis hotline
Although written for young kids, this site can provide useful information for adolescence on how to cope with abuse
www.covenanthouse.org/nineline/kid_abuse.html

Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network Hotline
1-800-656-HOPE

Acupuncture

American Academy of Medical Acupuncture
www.medicalacupuncture.org/acu_info/generalinfo.html
1-800-521-2262

Adolescent Health

Adolescent Health On-line
Information on adolescent health from the American Medical Association
www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/category/1947.html

Adolescence Directory On-Line (ADOL)
A resource on adolescent health for teens, parents and educators from the Center for Adolescent Studies at Indiana University
www.education.indiana.edu/cas/adol/adol.html

Society for Adolescent Medicine
An organization "committed to improving the physical and psychosocial health and well-being of all adolescents."through research, awareness, and by helping you find the appropriate medical professionals that can help alleviate your specific proplems.
www.adolescenthealth.org/

Adoption

National Adoption Center
www.nac.adopt.org
1-800-862-3678

National Adoption Information Clearinghouse
(301)231-6512

AIDS

HIV/AIDS Treatment Information Service
www.hivatis.org

The CDC National HIV/AIDS Hotline and AIDS Packet
1-800-342-AIDS
1-800-244-SIDA (for Spanish)
1-800-243-7889 (Hearing impaired)

Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism

Alcoholics Anonymous
Group support for your addiction to alcohol
www.alcoholics-anonymous.org

Alcoholics Anonymous Family Group Headquarters
Group support for those with family members who suffer from alcoholism
www.al-anon-alateen.org

Anxiety

Immediate Anxiety Relief
A natural technique to stop panic attacks & general anxiety fast!

Asthma

American Lung Association
www.lungusa.org

Naturally Free From Asthma Report
This 48-page report explains how you can free yourself from asthma, sinus and allergies using a safe, natural, fast-working, drug-free treatment. Results from clinical trials show that severe asthmatics are able to totally eliminate their need for asthma treatment drugs (or reduce it by over 90%) using this method. The report offers…

Anorexia & Bulimia

Anorexia and Related Eating Disorders, Inc. (ANRED)
www.anred.com

American Anorexia/Bulimia Association
www.members.aol.com/amanbu/index

National Eating Disorders Organization
www.laureate.com/nedointro.html

Males and Eating Disorders
www.primenet.com/~danslos/males.html

Body Piercing

The Association of Professional Piercers
www.safepiercing.org

Child Abuse

Childhelp USA and National Child Abuse Hotline
1-800-422-4453

Cholesterol

American Heart Association
Cholesterol Page
Updates and tips on controling cholesterol.
www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=1516

LoweringCholesterol.net
A web site owned and operated by Herbal Pharmacia, LLC, providing comprehensive information on natural ways to lower cholesterol.
www.loweringcholesterol.net

CPR

National Heart Association CPR
1-800-242-8721

Crisis & Grief Counseling

Boys Town National Hotline
Crisis counseling for girls and boys and referral to local help
www.ffbh.boystown.org
1-800-448-3000

National Urban league
Organization that "helps youth fight the temptations of the street"
1-888-326-YOUTH

National Runaway Switchboard
1-800-621-4000

The National "YOUTH" Crisis Help line
1-800-999-9999

Kristin Brooks Hope Center
A national organization that links callers to local crisis centers
www.livewithdepression.org
1-800-SUICIDE

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)
Great info on suicide and suicide prevention with useful links
www.afsp.org
1-888-333-AFSP

the Covenant House
1-800-999-9999 crisis hotline
www.covenanthouse.org/cov/con.htm
Although written for young kids, this site can provide useful information for adolescence on how to cope with thoughts of

Running away www.covenanthouse.org/kid/kid_run/kid_run.htm

Suicide www.covenanthouse.org/kid/kid_sui/kid_sui.htm

Abuse www.covenanthouse.org/kid/kid_abu/kid_abu.htm

Grief Recovery Institute
www.grief-recovery.com
1-800-445-4808

Diet, Nutrition & Fitness

American Dietetic Association Hotline
Nutritional advice
www.eatright.org
1-800-366-1655

Women's Sports Foundation
Info on women's sports, physical fitness and sports medicine
www.lifetimetv.com/WoSport
1-800-227-3988

Personal Nutritionist
Nutritional and weight assessments provided by the American Medical Association
www.ama-assn.org/insight/gen-hlth/pernutri/pernutri.htm

Shape up America!
Information on safe weight management and physical fitness
www.shapeup.org/general/index.html

Domestic Violence

National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-7233

Drug Abuse

Center for Substance Abuse Treatment and National Hotline
Treatment & referrals
www.samhsa.gov/csat/csat.htm
1-800-662-4357

National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information
www.health.org
1-800-729-6686

Narcotics Anonymous World Service Office in Los Angeles
An international, community-based association, holding weekly meetings for recovering drug addicts.
(818) 773-9999 To locate your local chapter
www.na.org/links-toc.htm

Alcoholics Anonymous
Group support for your addiction to alcohol
www.alcoholics-anonymous.org

Alcoholics Anonymous Family Group Headquarters
Group support for those with family members who suffer from alcoholism
www.al-anon-alateen.org

American Cancer Society Information on quitting smoking
www.cancer.org
1-800-227-2345

Smoking, Tobacco and Health Information Line
1-800-232-1311

Tips 4 Teens - Stop Smoking Help
www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/osh/tipsteen.htm

Drug Overdose

Call 911 immediately!

Bodyteen Drug Overdose page
www.bodyteen.com/drov.html

Eating Disorders

Anorexia and Related Eating Disorders, Inc. (ANRED)
www.anred.com

American Anorexia/Bulimia Association
www.members.aol.com/amanbu/index

National Eating Disorders Organization
www.laureate.com/nedointro.html

Males and Eating Disorders
www.gurze.net/site12_5_00/abouteating_males.htm
www.caringonline.com/eatdis/topics/males.htm
www.eating-disorder.org/men.html

Recovery Programs
You may consider checking into a recovery program for a period of time.

Shades of Hope
If you are open to religion and at least 13 years old you may want to consider calling Shades of Hope. They offer a 42 day stay at a pretty location in Texas, during which you'll receive exercise therapy, individual and group counseling, addiction education, nutritional assessment, food plans, etc. Their philosophy: "We believe that eating disorders are an addiction and thus treat them as such. We believe that although behaviors may be learned if the issues causing the behaviors is not addressed then recovery is not attained. Shades of Hope strongly feels that those with addictions have a "hole in the soul" a lost connection with one’s spiritual self. Until one admits one is helpless to the disease and that without help from something – a God of one’s own understanding- that recovery is limited."
PO Box 639
Buffalo Gap, Texas 79508
1-800-588-HOPE (4673)
www.shadesofhope.com

Emergency contraception

To find your nearest provider and more information
http://ec.princeton.edu/providers/index.html

Planned Parenthood
Clinics providing the morning after pill in addition to abortions, birth control, and pregnancy checkups
www.plannedparenthood.org
For the nearest P.P. clinic 1-800-230-PLAN
To have them call in a prescription to the nearest pharmacy for the morning after pill, call 1-866-222-3248. listen to the warnings, talk to a professional, give them your credit card number, and go pick up your prescription.

Epilepsy

The Epilepsy Foundation of American
www.efa.org
1-800-332-1000
Information on epilepsy and referrals to local chapters
www.alt.support.epilepsy
Chat rooms and message boards for people with epilepsy

Exercise and Fitness

Women's Sports Foundation
Info on women's sports, physical fitness and sports medicine
www.lifetimetv.com/WoSport
1-800-227-3988

Information on Sports Medicine
http://www.sportsmedicine.about.com/health/sportsmedicine/cs/flexibility/

Shape up America!
Information on safe weight management and physical fitness
www.shapeup.org/general/index.html

Gay & Lesbian Adolescents

National Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual Youth Hotline
1-800-347-TEEN

National Coalition for Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Youth
www.outproud.org

Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays
www.pflag.org

General Health

The Mayo Clinic
A terrific all encompassing health site.
Check out the First Aid and Self Care pages
www.mayohealth.org/home

General Adolescent Health

Adolescent Health On-line
More information on adolescent health from the American Medical Association
www.ama-assn.org/adolhlth/adolhlth.htm

Adolescence Directory On-Line
A resource for teens and parents about health
www.education.indiana.edu/cas/adol/adol.html

Virtual Children's Hospital
Reference on adolescent health issues
www.vh.org/VCH/Patients/ForKids.html

Society for Adolescent Medicine
Provides referrals to local physicians specializing in adolescent medicine
www.cortex.uchc.edu/sam/introduction-index.shtml

Grief Counseling

Grief Recovery Institute
www.grief-recovery.com
1-800-445-4808

Boys Town National Hotline
Crisis counseling for girls and boys and referral to local help
www.ffbh.boystown.org
1-800-448-3000

The National "YOUTH" Crisis Help line
1-800-999-9999

Herpes

National Herpes Hotline
919-361-8488

Headaches & Migraines

National Headache Foundation
www.headaches.org
1-800-843-2256

Homosexual Adolescents

National Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual Youth Hotline
1-800-347-TEEN

National Coalition for Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Youth
www.outproud.org

Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays
www.pflag.org

Mental Health

National Mental Health Association
Information and referrals to mental health groups
www.nmha.org
1-800-969-6642
1-800-433-5959

Depression Awareness Hotline
1-800-421-4211

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
www.aacap.org

National Institute of Mental Health
www.nimh.nih.gov

Girl Power!
A U.S. Department of Health and Human Services site
www.health.org/gpower/index.htm

American Psychology Association's Psychology in Daily Life
www.apa.org/pubinfo

Migraines

National Headache Foundation
www.headaches.org
1-800-843-2256

Morning-After Pill

To find your nearest provider and more information
http://ec.princeton.edu/providers/index.html

Planned Parenthood
Clinics providing the morning after pill in addition to abortions, birth control, and pregnancy checkups

www.plannedparenthood.org
For the nearest P.P. clinic 1-800-230-PLAN
To have them call in a prescription to the nearest pharmacy for the morning after pill, call 1-866-222-3248. listen to the warnings, talk to a professional, give them your credit card number, and go pick up your prescription.

Nutrition

Personal Nutritionist
Nutritional and weight assessments provided by the American Medical Association
www.ama-assn.org/insight/gen-hlth/pernutri/pernutri.htm

Parenting

Baby Center
www.babycenter.com

Storksite
www.storksite.com

National Parenting Center

www.tnpc.com

Anxiety

Immediate Anxiety Relief

A natural technique to
stop panic attacks &
general anxiety fast!

Piercing

The Association of Professional Piercers
www.safepiercing.org

PMS

PMS Access Hotline
Research information on PMS
1-800-222-4767
www.womenshealth.com/hotline.html

Pregnancy

Planned Parenthood
www.plannedparenthood.org
1-800-230-PLAN For the nearest P.P. clinic

Rape

Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network Hotline
1-800-656-HOPE

Sex Education & STDs

Dr. Drew's Office
From the "Loveline" show features online chats, articles, and advice for relationships, sex, health, and addiction as well as entertainment for young adults.
www.drdrew.com/

Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States
www.siecus.org

Dr. Ruth Online
www.drruth.com
Provides answers to teen questions

Safer Sex Page
www.safersex.org

National Sexually Transmitted Disease
Hotline Information and referrals to STD treatment centers
1-800-227-8922

Centers for Disease Control
www.cdc.gov/nchstp/od/nchstp.html

Smoking

American Cancer Society Information on quitting smoking
www.cancer.org
1-800-227-2345

Smoking, Tobacco and Health Information Line
1-800-232-1311

Tips 4 Teens - Stop Smoking Help
www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/osh/tipsteen.htm

Sports Medicine

Information on Sports Medicine
http://www.sportsmedicine.about.com/health/sportsmedicine/cs/flexibility/

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Related Info

If you cannot find what you're looking for on this page or on the net, your local yellow pages is a great resource for locating local organizations. Sometimes it is a bit tricky to find the right subject to look under. Here are a sample of some subjects we found listed in a major city directory.

Abortion alternatives
Abortion services
Adoption services
AIDS information & treatment
Alcoholism information & treatment centers
Baby sitters
Birth control services
Career & Vocational counseling
Child care
Child care referral services
Clinics
Condoms retail
Counselors Ð individual, marriage, family & child
Dentists
Dentists referral & information services
Dietitians
Disabled Persons Ð services & organizations
Dormitories
Drug abuse & addiction information & treatment
Eating disorders- information & treatment
Exercise Equip Ð sales & services
Exercise & Physical fitness programs
Eye doctors
Financial planning consultants & services
First aid instruction
Foundations Ð educational, philanthropic, research, etc.
Fund raising counselors & organizations
Gambling abuse & addiction Ð information & treatment
Gymnasiums
Gymnastic instruction
Handicap equipment, sales & service
Health clubs
Health & diet food products retail
Health & fitness program consultants
Hearing aids - accessories
Home health care equip & supplies
Hospitals
Human services organizations
Libraries Ð public
Martial arts instruction
Martial arts equipment & supplies
Massage Ð therapeutic
Medical groups
Mental health services
Mental retardation & developmentally disabled services
Motivation & self improvement training
Museums
Novelties
Nutritionists
Occupational therapists
Opticians Ð retail
Optometrists
Pain management
Paternity testing & services
Personal fitness trainers
Pharmacies
Pharmacists
Physical therapists
Physical therapy equip
Physicians & surgeons (MD)
Physicians & surgeons referral information & emergency services
Pregnancy counseling
Protection devices Ð self-defense
Psychologists
Psychologists referral & information services
Reading improvement instruction
Recreation centers
Rehabilitation services
School information placement & scholarship bureaus
Shelters
Smokers information & treatment centers
Social service organizations
Speech & hearing disorders- corrective training
Sporting goods - retail
Stress management services
Swimming pools - private or public
Travelers health counseling & vaccinations
Tutoring
Vitamins & supplements Ð retail
Wellness programs
Wheel chairs
Yoga instruction
Youth organizations & centers