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  1. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder External link - Helpful article on social phobia from the National Institute on Mental Health.
  2. Cutting - This is a helpful article from kidshealth.org.
  3. Death and Grief - This is a helpful article from kidshealth.org.
  4. Depression - This is a helpful article from kidshealth.org.
  5. Fears and Phobias - This is a helpful article from kidshealth.org.
  6. Going to a therapist - This is a helpful article from kidshealth.org.
  7. All About Anxiety - This is a helpful article from kidshealth.org.
  8. How Can I deal with my anger? - This is a helpful article from kidshealth.org.
  9. How Can I Improve My Self-Esteem? - This is a helpful article from kidshealth.org.
  10. Stress - This is a helpful article from kidshealth.org.
  11. Suicide - This is a helpful article from kidshealth.org.
  12. Why am I in such a bad mood? - This is a helpful article from kidshealth.org.
  13. Social Phobia – This is a helpful article on social phobia from the National Institute on Mental Health.
  14. What is Trichotillomania? - This is a helpful article from kidshealth.org.
  15. american flag. BAM! Body and Mind: Your Life – This Web site has interactive tools to help teens understand stress, peer pressure, and how to make tough choices.
  16. American Association of Young Caregivers: Teens (Copyright © AAYC) – It is stressful to help take care of your mom or dad, or a brother or sister. If you are a caregiver for someone in your family, this Web site can help you learn how to cope with the stress and the feelings you might have.
  17. Change Your Mind About Mental Health (Copyright © APA) – This brochure educates teens on what mental health is and where to get help for mental health issues. Remember: mental health problems are real, and they deserve to be treated.
  18. Coping With Loss: A Guide for Teens (Copyright © Center for Young Women’s Health) — Loss of a loved one is never easy, but knowing what to expect and getting support can make it a little bit better. This Web page talks about what loss is and what do to if you don’t start to feel better.
  19. Coping With Substance Abuse in your Family? – If you have a parent or guardian who drinks too much or uses drugs, you may feel angry and worried at the same time. Check out this site from the Children of Alcoholics Foundation for answers to common questions, such as "Does my parent really have a problem?" and "Did I do something wrong?"
  20. Create a Personal Stress Management Guide (Copyright © AAP) – This Web site will help you manage the stress in your life. Fill out the plan and use the tips to help identify and understand how to reduce your stress.
  21. Cutting: Understanding Self-Injury (Copyright © The Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands) – Hurting yourself is not a good way to deal with stress. Learn how to recognize the signs of this problem and where to seek treatment.
  22. Dealing with Divorce and Separation: A Guide for Teens – Are your parents going through a divorce or separation? This can be a very difficult and confusing time and it's alright to feel upset and angry. Read this article for advice on how to deal with your feelings.
  23. Eating Disorders: A General Guide for Teens – On this Web site you can learn about different eating disorders and how they can be treated.
  24. pdf icon Planet Youth — Native American Youth Connection
  25. Self Injury: A Guide for Teens – This article gives information on self injury or "cutting." It explains what to do if you are hurting yourself and it gives advice on how to help a friend that may be cutting.
  26. Tips for Youth from the National Runaway Safeline – Are you thinking of running away? Although you may be dealing with a really tough problem, you don't have to run away to solve it. There are things you can do to feel better besides running away. The National Runaway Safeline can help you by phone or email.
  27. Teen Depression (Copyright © HelpGuide.org) – This article talks about the symptoms, causes, effects, and treatments for depression in teens. It also has information about suicide and suicide warning signs.
  28. Understanding Seasonal Affective Disorder (Copyright © CopeCareDeal) — The cold temperatures and fewer daylight hours of winter can make anyone feel a little sad or sleepy. But some people develop serious depression during the winter, called seasonal affective disorder (SAD). This page explains which symptoms might come from SAD.

Organizations

  1. Boys Town National Hotline
  2. The Center for Young Women’s Health
  3. CopeCareDeal
  4. Hopeline
  5. Kid's Health
  6. National Eating Disorders Association
  7. National Runaway Safeline
The Your emotions section of the girlshealth.gov web site has been reviewed by:
Adelaide S. Robb, M.D.
Associate Professor – Psychiatry and Pediatrics
Children’s National Medical Center

newmoon icon. = This article is from New Moon, a magazine written for girls by girls. Check out the complete list of the New Moon articles on GirlsHealth.gov.

 

Content last reviewed May 18, 2010
Page last updated October 31, 2013

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