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Al-Anon & Alateen: A national web site to help the families and friends of alcoholics.
Go Ask Alice: The health question and answer Internet resource produced by Alice! Health Promotion at Columbia University--a division of Columbia Health.
Haven Youth and Family Services 24-Hour Crisis Intervention: Helps youth and their families in crisis by offering specialized programs focused on prevention, intervention and private counseling.
It Gets Better Project: The It Gets Better Project's mission is to communicate to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth around the world that it gets better, and to create and inspire the changes needed to make it better for them.
Mental Health America of Illinois Valley: Offers crisis intervention and community-based mental health services.
National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders: Promotes eating disorder awareness, prevention and recovery through supporting, educating, and connecting individuals, families and professionals.
The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy: Straightforward information for teens and parents regarding pregnancy and pregnancy prevention. Many different links to government and nonprofit sites spanning all kinds of religious and secular views.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
NIDA for Teens: NIDA’s public education projects combine multimedia and leading scientific research to shed light on the health consequences of drug abuse and addiction. Learn the connection between drug abuse and risky behaviors.
The Partnership at Drugfree.org: A drug abuse prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery resource.
Reach Out: An information and support service that help teens and young adults who are facing tough times and struggling with mental health issues. All content is written by teens and young adults, for teens and young adults, to meet them where they are, and help them recognize their own strengths in order to overcome their difficulties and/or seek help if necessary.
Sexual Purity: This site is dedicated to those who are committed to premarital sexual abstinence and to maintain sexual purity.
SmartGirl: SmartGirl is a world-wide community dedicated to providing you with a place to share your thoughts, opinions, ideas, and experiences.
The Solace Tree: The Solace Tree is an organization of care giving professionals and volunteers committed to supporting grieving children and teens. Its purpose is to facilitate healing through grief and loss education.
Teen Advice: Advice and community for teens.
TeensHealth: TeensHealth is a private place for teens who need honest, accurate information and advice about health, emotions, and life.
United Way of Illinois 2-1-1: Non-emergency telephone number that connects people with essential community information and services. Callers can get live assistance with needs such as: food and shelter, counseling and mental health services, income and employment support, help for the elderly and people with disabilities and resources for children and families.
Volunteer Match: VolunteerMatch is a nonprofit dedicated to helping everyone find a great place to volunteer.
YouthResource: YouthResource is a website by and for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning young people.
Youth Service America: Working with young people, community groups, schools, and nonprofit partners, YSA improves communities by increasing the number and diversity of young people, ages 5 to 25, serving in substantive roles.
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