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Crisis and Emergency Info

Crisis and Emergency Info
Do you or someone you care about have a personal or health crisis? Check the resources listed on the emergency and crisis info page for crisis hotlines and for information about eating disorders, depression and suicidal thoughts, addictions, teen pregnancy, and other urgent or potentially dangerous problems.

Acne

AcneNet
All about the causes of acne, myths about acne, scars, skin care, treatment, and dermatologists.

Acne (Pimples) Causes, Treatment Information and Types
Comprehensive information and advice from medical experts.

Energy Drinks

More studies are showing that energy drinks can be dangerous to your health:

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Clayton County Adolescent Health and Youth Development Program (aka, the Teen Center)
The Teen Center offers programs that reinforce positive attitudes, healthy behaviors, and activies to decrease violence, substance abuse, poor school performance, and early sexual activity. The Center has a "teen-friendly" clinic, a computer lab, a teen support group, educational workshops, an enrepreneurial academy, and a television and film production program.

Clayton County Board of Health
The Clayton County Board of Health offers specialty health services and testing for Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs), Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, head lice, and ringworm.

Clayton County Human Services Directory
This booklet has contact information for places in Clayton County offering assistance and advice on health and medical issues (see pages 10-14).

Tips 4 Teens, Inc.
Description from their site: "Tips 4 Teens was established in response to the skyrocketing rates of teenage pregnancy, increased school dropout rates, drug use and violence. Our programs integrate Glasser’s Choice and Beck’s Cognitive Behavioral concepts. Both theories combined have been found to change maladaptive self-defeating behaviors, negative thought processes, improve self-esteem and help youth build closer relationships with care takers and others. Tips 4 Teens’ provide enrichment activities, tutoring, and mentoring programs. Through positive direction and interaction,our programs serve as a support system and resource for students and families with an end goal of maximizing their level of achievement. Our goal is to expose youth to new experiences and to bring awareness about family, the community, education, health and wellness, and economic empowerment."

Just for Boys

Young Men's Health
A website for teen guys & young men featuring state-of-the-art health information straight from the professionals at the Children's Hospital Boston.

About.com: Men's Health: Teen Health
A list of sites with information about health issues of interest to young men in their teens.

Just for Girls

GirlsHealth.gov
This site was created to help girls age 10-16 learn about health, growing up, and issues they face.

gURL.com
gURL.com is a social networking site for teen girls, but it also has a lot of advice and information that you can read without having to create an account and log in. Check the Fast Facts section and the Explore section for information on body image, dating, health, sucky emotions, and more.

Center for Young Women's Health An award-winning teen girls' health website featring health guides on topics that teen girls want to know about, quizzes, chats & more!

Places to Find Health Info on the Web

TeenBreaks
This site covers all kinds of health and social issues that teens worry about, but aren't sure who to ask about without facing a lot of uncomfortable questions.

Teen Consumer Scrapbook: Health and Safety
Good advice from high school students on topics like cosmetics, eating disorders, food labels, sports drinks, smoking, tattos, tanning, piercing, fast food, and more.

Teen Growth
TeenGrowth provides information for teens on staying healthy in the following areas: their body, sex, emotions, friends, sports, school, danger, and family.

Teen Health
Created by doctors, has honest, accurate information and advice about health, relationships, and growing up.

Teen Health (About.com)
Special topics on issues important to teens such as body image, acne, puberty, relationships, eating disorders, depression, and more.