Teen Help & Advice — Health
- Local Help & Information: Quit Smoking
The library's Community Information Database can help you find organizations in Santa Cruz County which offer programs, help or further information about smoking cessation. Use this link to search the CID.
- Find Books: Quit Smoking
Santa Cruz Public Libraries have many informative and up-to-date books about smoking cessation. Click here to search the library catalog.
Help for families and friends of alcoholics. Special features: Meeting-finder for US, Canada and Puerto Rico; 20 self-test questionnaires; also available in Spanish and French. From: Al-Anon/Alateen World Service Office.
Reliable information for girls, ages 10 to 16. Topics include: body, fitness, nutrition, drugs/alcohol/smoking, emotions, relationships and safety. From the Office on Womens' Health (Department of Health and Human Services).
- Health Guide for America's Teens
A free copy of this appealing and up-to-date teen health guide can be downloaded from the website of its producer, the Society of Adolescent Medicine.
- High School Environmental Center
Information for teens about ecology and environmental issues from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
- Take Charge of Your Health (Teens)
A comprehensive but understandable guide focused on healthy eating and weight control for teens. From the Weight-control Information Network of the NIDDK.
Anonymous help-line web site for teens, by teens. Safe space where teens can discuss their issues, professionally developed and monitored by experts in teen counseling and psychology at KidsPeace.
Especially for teens, his excellent site offer reliable information about a wide variety of topics, including: sexual health, eating disorders, fitness, body image, piercing, tanning, tattoos, emotions, depression, cutting, grief, pregnancy, virginity, STDs, birth control, smoking, drugs, alcohol, diseases and infections, driving, safety, and rape. Special features: e-newsletter; Hot Topics; Q & A service; Spanish available. From: Nemours Foundation.
Relationship and sexuality information from Planned Parenthood.
- Health and Wellness Resource Center
Provides health-related information from more than 700 health/medical journals and hundreds of pamphlets (many with full text), 2,200 magazines, and various reference sources.
- MEDLINE® PubMed
PubMed is a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine that includes citations and abstracts from MEDLINE, the world's largest database of clinical medical literature. The database indexes more than 4,800 biomedical journals published in the United States and 70 other countries. Citations date back to the 1950s. Some citations link out to relevant information outside of Medline, or to the full text of articles. Tutorials are available and highly recommended for inexperienced users.
- Rosen Teen Health and Wellness
This database provides middle school and high school students with nonjudgmental, straightforward support. Topics include diseases, drugs, alcohol, nutrition, mental health, suicide, bullying, green living, financial literacy, and more.