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Links to more information on girls' feelings

Publications & websites

  1. BAM! Body and Mind: Your Life – This website has interactive tools to help teens understand stress, peer pressure, and how to make tough choices.
  2. Depression and High School Students – This publication from the National Institute of Mental Health answers common questions about depression.
  3. Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD): When Worry Gets Out of Control – The National Institute of Mental Health explains what happens when worry gets out of control.
  4. – This website discusses several common mental health conditions, and features stories of recovery from these conditions, mental health myths and facts, and more.
  5. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder – This article from the National Institute of Mental Health explains obsessive-compulsive disorder.
  6. Social Phobia – This is a helpful article on social phobia from the National Institute of Mental Health.
  7. Anxiety Disorders – Learn about causes and cures of anxiety disorders from
  8. Teens (© American Association of Youth Caregivers) – It is stressful to help take care of your mom, dad, brother, or sister. If you are a caregiver for someone in your family, this website can help you learn how to cope with the feelings you might have.
  9. Change Your Mind About Mental Health (© American Psychological Association) – This brochure teaches teens about mental health and where to get help for mental health issues.
  10. Coping With Loss (© 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.
  11. Cutting: Understanding Self-Injury (© 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.
  12. Cutting – This article from explains this dangerous issue.
  13. Dealing with Divorce and Separation – Are your parents going through a divorce or separation? This can be a very difficult and confusing time. It's normal and okay to feel upset and angry. Read this article for advice on how to deal with your feelings.
  14. Death and Grief – This article from discusses grieving and ways to feel better.
  15. Eating Disorders – Learn about the serious problems of eating disorders and how to get help.
  16. Fears and Phobias – This is a helpful article from
  17. Going to a therapist –This article from tells you what to expect from therapy.
  18. "Home Free" Bus Service – Greyhound Lines, working with the National Runaway Safeline, will provide free one-way transportation for runaways returning home through this program.
  19. How Can I Improve My Self-Esteem? – Get great tips from
  20. Suicide – This is a helpful article from on signs, getting help, and more.
  21. Self-Injury – This article gives information on self-injury, explains what to do if you are hurting yourself, and offers advice on how to help a friend that may be cutting.
  22. Text, Talk, Act to Improve Mental Health – This website encourages using text messages to start conversations about mental health.
  23. Get Help Now – 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.
  24. Understanding Seasonal Affective Disorder (© 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.
  25. Why Am I in Such a Bad Mood? – This is a helpful article from
  26. Trichotillomania – This article from explains this disorder related to hair-pulling.


  1. National Institute of Mental Health
  2. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
  3. Boys Town National Hotline (for girls, too!)
  4. Center for Young Women's Health
  5. CopeCareDeal
  6. Hopeline
  7. TeensHealth
  8. National Eating Disorders Association
  9. National Runaway Safeline
  10. Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network
  11. The Trevor Project


Content last reviewed January 07, 2015
Page last updated February 12, 2015