Teen Life Resources
Need advice on life? Find your answers here!
Are you or a loved one struggling with prescription painkillers, alcohol or street drugs like heroin? Call our drug abuse hotline to be connected with one of our rehabs or detox centers and start your new life today.
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Addiction support 24/71-800-662-HELP (4357)
Find help to beat an alcohol addiction.
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Get help to kick your smoking habit.
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Report Bullying at Seneca Valley with Sprigeo, a safe, online reporting format that can be utilized to send anonymous reports of bullying, harassment and/or intimidation that occurs at your school.
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BAM! Guide to Getting Along:
Are you having a hard time getting along with someone? Not sure what to do when someone upsets you? Here, you can find out how to resolve conflicts in a positive way. https://www.cdc.gov/bam/life/getting-along.html Opens a New Window.
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Stop Bullying Now
Are you being bullied or witnessing someone bullying another teen? Are you the bully??? This site will give you information on what bullying is and how you can help stop it.
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Gives information about cyberbullying and how to stop it.
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Understanding Bullying and Cyberbullying Guide
This guide was created to bring awareness to issues surrounding bullying and cyberbullying, and to help students, parents, and teachers prevent instances of bullying in the future.
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Someone at School Has a Weapon. What Should I Do?:
This article is written specifically for teens in order to let them know what they should do if they become aware of any students planning to use violence within their school.
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That’s Not Cool:
In order to raise awareness and to prevent dating violence, That’s Not Cool provides teens with examples of what is considered dating abuse.
www.thatsnotcool.com/ Opens a New Window.
Love is Respect: National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline:
Particularly designed for teens, this 24 hour resource provides information and support for teens involved in an abusive relationship but also for anyone who is concerned about someone they know who may be in one.
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The National Domestic Violence Hotline
Listed here are plenty of resources that can be really helpful. From phone numbers and victim services centers, to online pamphlets and sites, we’ve put together a list of some of the best resources for teens. Share them with your teen and look at them together, or simply pass them on.
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HelpGuide.org provides information regarding mental and emotional health for teens and offers support for those who care about them.
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Medline Plus: Teen Mental Health
Informational resources regarding mental health issues can be found here.
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National Suicide Prevention Hotline
This site includes a confidential hotline number for anyone thinking about suicide. Also includes information about suicide and what to do if you or someone you know is thinking about committing suicide.
www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ Opens a New Window.
Teens Health: Suicide
This article discusses teen suicide and how teens can get help.
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The Trevor Project
The Trevor Project contains suicide resources for teens, in particular GLBTQ teens, as well as support resources for their friends and family.
www.thetrevorproject.org/ Opens a New Window.
National Eating Disorders Association
This site contains information and support for those who are suffering from eating disorders as well as for families and friends who are affected by someone with an eating disorder.
www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/ Opens a New Window.
Pennsylvania Educational Network
You can find information about eating disorders as well as where to get help in the Pittsburgh/Butler area.
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You can find honest and accurate information for you regarding your health, feelings and lives here.
www.teenshealth.org/teen/ Opens a New Window.
Offers health and nutritional support and resources just for you.
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Created by the Department of Health and Human Services, this site provides tween and teen girls with information relating to their health as well as growing up and any other issues they may face during their teen years.
www.girlshealth.gov/ Opens a New Window.
Planned Parenthood of Western Pennsylvania
Provides health information for you.
https://www.plannedparenthood.org/planned-parenthood-western-pennsylvania/education-services/teens Opens a New Window.
Provides information and resources regarding domestic and international adoption.
www.adoption.com/ Opens a New Window.
Go Ask Alice
Developed by the Alice! Health Promotion Program at Columbia University, this site is a health question and answer Internet source to provide accurate, accessible and reliable information for teens. You can search the archives for information on a particular health subject or submit a question that will be answered.
www.goaskalice.com/ Opens a New Window.
Advocates for Youth
Provides information so that you can make a careful and educated choice regarding your sexual health.
www.advocatesforyouth.org/ Opens a New Window.
Teen Health and Wellness
The award-winning Teen Health & Wellness provides middle and high school students with nonjudgmental, straightforward, curricular, and self-help support. Articles are correlated to state, national, and provincial standards, including Common Core Health and Science.? Topics covered include diseases, drugs, alcohol, nutrition, mental health, suicide, bullying, LGBTQ issues, and more.
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Provides information and support for those who have at least 1 GLBTQ parent.
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Offers scholarships, programs and mentors to teens who are snubbed due to sexual orientation or identity.
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Safe Schools Coalition’s Youth Pages
This page gives information and resources in order to support GLBTQ teens. Additionally, the Coalition works with schools in order to promote equality and safety for all teens regardless of sexual orientation or identity.
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Provides information and resources for parents, families and friends of GLBTQ teens with emphasis on resources in the Pittsburgh area.
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Complete Directory of Online Colleges and Universities in Pennsylvania.
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Need financial information for college? This site will help you submit an application for Federal Student Aid.
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Student Aid on the Web
Provides information on how student loans work as well how to prepare for higher education, how to choose a college and how to apply for admission to that college.
More information on finding the right college for you, how to apply and pay for college as well as information regarding the SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, AP or CLEP tests.
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Need help deciding on what you want to do when high school is over? This site, developed by the Department of Defense, gives you unbiased information regarding all kinds of careers and colleges in order to make an informed decision about your future.
www.myfuture.com/ Opens a New Window.
Occupational Outlook Handbook
This online version of the popular handbook developed by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, gives information on all kinds of careers including a description, what you need to do in order to work in that particular career field, the projected growth of that career and salary information.
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Go here for more information on how you can earn a GED or learn career skills as well as how to find and keep a job.
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Are you passionate about animals, people, education or the environment? On this site, you can find all kinds of information on how you can help these causes or many other great causes that may be close to your heart.
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Go Green Initiative
Visit this site to learn more about how you can help take care of the planet.
www.gogreeninitiative.org/ Opens a New Window.
EPA: Your Environment, Your Choice
Provides you with lots of information in order for you to make environmentally friendly choices regarding resources you use as well as waste you create.
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Rock the Vote
Rock the Vote contains political information so that when you are ready to vote, you have full knowledge of the issues facing young adults today and where candidates stand on those issues. Once you have the knowledge, you can make an informed decision on which candidate represents your views the best.
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Student Voices National
Student Voices National provides local government information, articles relating to current events, and government resources in order to encourage teens to get involved in the political process.
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Love animals? This site gives information on how you can help protect our animal friends.
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