Resources for Teens

Teen Depression: More Than Just Moodiness [downloadable]

Being a teenager can be tough. If you have been overwhelmingly sad for a long time (a few weeks to months) and you’re not able to concentrate or do the things you usually enjoy, you may want to talk to a trusted adult about depression. Read more ›


TeenzTalk – A Global Teen Community [web resource]

TeenzTalkNadia Ghaffari founded as a sophomore at Los Altos High School in Los Altos, California.  Ghaffari believes that teens are more likely to listen & relate to other teens on topics including stress-management & overcoming disappointment, failure, or challenges. places the focus on positive teen-to-teen influence. Read more ›


Born This Way Foundation [web resource]

LadyGagaFoundationLogoBorn This Way Foundation was launched in 2012 by Lady Gaga and her mother, Cynthia Germanotta. The foundation focuses on researching, learning, and developing programs to support their mission—connecting young people in safe ways and empowering them with the skills and opportunities that will inspire them to create a kinder and braver world.

Born This Way Foundation is committed to supporting the wellness of young people and empowering them to create a kinder and braver world. Read more ›

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Be Vocal: Speak Up for Mental Health [web resource]

be vocal logoApproximately 44 million adults – 1 in 5 Americans – of every race, gender, religion and socio-economic status is diagnosed with a mental health condition in any given year.

Be Vocal: Speak Up for Mental Health, a partnership between Demi Lovato, who is living with bipolar disorder, and leading mental health advocacy organizations, is an initiative encouraging people across America to use their voice in support of mental health. Be Vocal aims to empower adults living with mental health conditions to speak up when talking with their professional support team and to speak up as a community to advance mental health in America. Read more ›

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Why Stanford Is Training Teens To Preach the Importance of Shut-Eye

alarm clockAccording to the CDC, as many as 70 percent of high school students do not get enough sleep.

For decades, information about the importance of sleep has been targeted at parents and school boards. But now, Stanford University’s Center for Sleep Sciences is attempting to tackle the issue by taking their message directly to teens. Read more ›

How Peers Can Help with Teen Mental Health

Under the direction of Dr. Ramsey Khasho, CHC staff members and other expert contributors provide answers to questions about the serious issue of teen anxiety and depression in our community.
“How Peers Can Help” provides suggestions for the ways in which peers can support a friend dealing with anxiety and depression. Read more ›
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