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Adolescent Patient Resources

The resources below are available for teens, young adults and parents who seek information and help for a variety of adolescent-related issues. Should you, or someone you care about, need help, speaking with a healthcare provider is always the best source of information and treatment. Contact us if you would like to make an appointment, or speak with one of our staff.

Crisis HELPLINES

If you, or if a friend or family member is in immediate danger, call 911.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides free, confidential support 24/7 for anyone in distress.
Main: 1-800-273-8255
For those who are deaf/hard of hearing: 1-800-799-4889

Crisis Text Line: Provides free 24/7 support and information via text. A trained counselor will respond via a secure platform to help individuals through painful emotions and/or situations. Text “HOME” to 741741 or visit the site for more information.

Crisis Online Chat: Crisis Chat provides emotional support and crisis intervention services for individuals who are depressed, despairing or considering suicide.

Suicide Warning Signs: According to ActiveMinds.org, 67 percent of students tell a friend they are suicidal before telling anyone else. Suicide is preventable. You can make a difference by knowing the warning signs.

Reducing Stress and Anxiety

Mindfulness for Teens: Mindfulness for Teens provides tools to handle stress one moment at a time.

Reach Out: Provides practical support, tools and tips to help youth get through anything from everyday issues to difficult/tough situations. Apps available for download, which means support is always at your fingertips.

Mental and Emotional Health

Teen Mental Health : This site is committed to creating and disseminating the highest quality mental health information (e.g., products and training programs), addressing the needs of youth (ages 12 to 25 years), families, educators, health providers, policy makers and others.

Go Ask Alice!: Supported by a team of Columbia University healthcare professionals, this site provides adolescents an opportunity to ask questions on a range of topics such as general health, nutrition, substance abuse, relationships, etc.

Healthy Relationships

Love is Respect: Loveisrespect a project of the National Domestic Violence Hotline is the ultimate resource to empower youth to prevent and end dating abuse.

Sexual Health

Planned Parenthood: Information on this page is specifically for teens regarding sex, your body, relationships and more.

Teen Sexual Health: This site provides information on a variety of topics including dating and sex, delayed puberty, sexual pressure, sexual attraction and orientation, virginity, making healthy sexual decisions, etc.

I Wanna Know: Designed for teens, young adults and parents, this site offers information on sexual health. Facts, support and resources on a host of topics including STDs, pregnancy, LGBTQ specific challenges, relationships and sexual health.

Eating Disorders

Eating Disorder Hotline: 1-866-653-7168 Call 24/7 for eating disorder support

Bulimia: This site is for anyone battling an eating disorder including anorexia, bulimia and binge eating, as well as other food-related disorders. Also available is a list of resources for help, including chat groups for additional support.

Healthy Teen Project: Eating disorders affect millions of adolescents and young adults, which can lead to additional medical issues if not treated. This site provides facts and myths about eating disorders specifically in teens and young adults.

Note: Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health provides the above resource links for informational purposes.  Devereux is not responsible for the content presented on other websites that may be linked from this page. Reference to the organization’s website does not represent Devereux’s support or endorsement of the material presented.

For specific details relating to the information presented, please contact the organization cited.