Empowering Teen Latinas

Advancing Latinas into Leadership

Advancing Latinas into Leadership Mentoring Program (ALLMP) is a non-profit designed to help young high school Latinas prepare for their adulthood upon graduation through mentorship. 

Common Teen Concerns

Go Ask Alice!

Go Ask Alice! is a health Q&A Internet resource. It provides readers with reliable, accurate, accessible, culturally competent information and a range of thoughtful perspectives so that they can make responsible decisions concerning their health and well-being. 

 

Love is Respect

National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline

 

TeenHelp.com

TeenHelp.com was developed for parents of teens as well as teens going through common adolescent development issues. There are facts sheets, statistics and informative guides on topics such as self-esteem, suicide, depression, sexual abuse/trauma, substance use and developing positive relationships and moral values.

Mental Health Resources for Teens

Born This Way Foundation

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

Dealing With Depression

This website is meant for teens who have been coping with depressed mood. 

For Young People Looking for Help

Mental health problems don't only affect adults. Children, teens and young adults can have mental health problems, too. In fact, three out of four people with mental health problems showed signs before they were 24 years old. This website offers a lot of information on how to talk about mental health and where to get help if you or someone you know needs it.

Half of Us

The goal is to provide information about mental health and help teens and young adults find needed resources. The website also hosts interviews with celebrities who has struggles with substance abuse and mental health issues. 

Teen Mental Health

This website has lots of information about mental health including specific information about disorders, but also about the teen brain, importance of sleep, and other issues impacting teens.  T

 

Teens Health

Providing a safe place for teens who need honest and accurate information, this website provides resources on mental health issues. 

For Teens Struggling with Substance Abuse

National Institute on Drug Abuse: Students & Young Adults

The “Students & Young Adults” section gives information and resources about drugs, smoking, marijuana, steroids, prescription medications, and other topics.

The Herren Project

The mission of The Herren Project is to provide assistance in taking the first steps toward recovery and a life of sobriety, educational programs and resources to increase awareness on the signs of addiction and bring hope for a better tomorrow.

Hotlines, Text or Chat Services for Mental Health Support

Crisis Text Line 

Crisis Text Line is a 24- hour support for those in crisis. Text 741741 from anywhere in the US and you will receive an automated text asking you what your crisis is. Within minutes, a live trained crisis counselor will answer your text. The text exchange is free, confidential and will not appear on your phone statement 

Depression Forums

The mission of ths forum is to create an atmosphere that is both supportive and informative in a caring, safe environment for  members to talk to their peers about depression, anxiety, mood disorders, medications, therapy and recovery.

 

IM Hear-Samaritans

IM Hear is the teen-to-teen online instant messaging program of our Befriending Services. It is dedicated specifically to providing online emotional support and to the prevention of suicide among teens. 

 

NEDA

NEDA supports individuals and families affected by eating disorders, and serves as a catalyst for prevention, cures and access to quality care. NEDA's programs and services are designed to help you find the help and support you need. 

 

OK2TALK

The goal of OK2TALK is to create a community for teens and young adults struggling with mental health problems and encourage them to talk about what they’re experiencing by sharing their personal stories of recovery, tragedy, struggle or hope. Anyone can add their voice by sharing creative content such as poetry, inspirational quotes, photos, videos, song lyrics and messages of support in a safe, moderated space. 

 

Strength Of Us 

This is an online community developed by NAMI and young adults. It's designed to inspire young adults impacted by mental health issues to think positive, stay strong and achieve their goals through peer support and resource sharing.

The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project provides crisis support through its accredited, free and confidential phone, instant message and text messaging crisis intervention services. Focus on suicide prevention, The Trevor Project offers the largest safe social networking community for LGBTQ youth and resources for youth and adults. T

 

You Matter

You Matter is a movement to spread the word that your problems, your worries, your fears, and above all you—unique and real you—matter. 

 

Your Life, Your Voice

Your Life, Your Voice is supported by the Boys Town National Hotline, and provides several ways for teens to get connected with someone to discuss any issue that is impacting them in the moment such as feeling depressed, contemplating suicide, being physically or sexually abused, on the run, addicted, threatened by gang violence, fighting with a friend or parent, or if you are faced with an overwhelming challenge.  

Resources for Young Adults

College Guide for Students With Psychiatric Disabilities

This website is a comprehensive guide detailing the most commonly diagnosed psychiatric disabilities such as depression, ADHD, eating disorders and anxiety and the educational challenges college students with these mental disorders face. It also discusses campus services, course accommodations and strategies that students can use to assist them when they go to college.

 

Speaking of Hope

This web site was created to be the go-to site to connect young adults who have lived mental health experiences.The site was created by young adults, for young adults and includes resources, job boards, and support group listings.

 

ULifeline

ULifeline is an anonymous, confidential, online resource center, where college students can be comfortable searching for the information they need and want regarding emotional health.

 

Fight Stigma!

Make it Ok

“Make It OK” is a campaign to reduce the stigma of mental illnesses. The organizations listed here have pledged their commitment to change the hearts and minds about the misperceptions of mental illnesses by encouraging open conversations and education on the topic.

 

No Stigmas

The goal of "No Stigmas" the elimination of stigma toward mental health concerns. Their website offers free membership to anyone who agrees to uphold core values of respect, community support and advocacy for others, personal responsibility, and the elimination of stigma. Membership includes tools for awareness; informational content; and access to peer groups, events, and e-learning courses. Visitors in need of support can connect online with peers, obtain information about free or low-cost counseling resources and services, and access wellness information and treatment tools.

 

Time to Change

"Time to Change" is a campaign to challenge mental health stigma and discrimination. They are dedicated to making sure that no one ever has to fear being treated differently because of a mental health problem.