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In these pages you will find information about how to deal with things which might stress us out. We have lists of books, and links to other sites that we think can give you good information about a lot of things like depression, anxiety & stress, drugs & alcohol, sex & sexuality, body image and more.
Alcohol Information for Teens  (YA 616.86100835 ALC)
Health tips about alcohol including facts about alcohol's effects on the brain and body, help for children of alcoholics and more.
Asthma Information for Teens  (YA 616.238 AST)
Health tips for managing asthma and related concerns including facts about asthma causes, triggers, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.
Body Drama  (613.04243 Red)
designed to be "a medical textbook meets Seventeen Magazine", this book shows unaltered photos of healthy young women to help teens decide on which body dramas they are currently going through are medical crises and which are not.
Health tips about the physical and mental effects of substance abuse
Mental Health Information for Teens  (YA 616.8900835 MEN)
Health tips about mental health and mental illness including facts about anxiety, depression, suicide, eating disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders, panic attacks, phobias, schizophrenia, and more.
Health tips about sexual development, human reproduction and STDs.
Suicide Information for Teens  (YA 362.280835 SUI)
Health tips about suicide causes and prevention including facts about depression, risk factors, getting help, survivor support, and more
The Teenage Body Book  (YA 613.0433 MCCO)
Offering honest, up-to-date advice to teens on how to deal with every dilemma, doubt, and possibility they face, this winner of the American Library Association's Best Book for Young Adults has been completely revised and updated for the Internet generation.
Toning for Teens  (YA 613.7043 VED)
A 20-minute workout that makes you look good and feel great.
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