Teen Health: Stress

Teens have a lot to deal with--being depressed, angry, or stressed out can make things seem worse. Learn about your options if you or a friend is feeling this way, or if you think a friend is taking too many risks or even thinking of suicide.


Sometimes anger can get out of control and you find yourself doing or saying things you wish you hadn't. If you or a friend gets angry a lot, learn more about anger and how to find better ways of dealing with it. Learn more about anger.


Everyone feels sad or upset now and then, but if the feeling doesn't go away and you find it hard to get through the day, learn more about depression and how to get help for you or a friend. Learn more about depression.

You can talk to the people at 1-888-NYC-WELL (1-888-692-9355) free of charge anytime: 24 hours/day, 7 days/week. All calls are free and confidential.

Stress & Expectations

Friends, dating, tests, parents--everything is happening at once. How can you keep your stress levels under control and recognize when it's just too much. Learn more about stress.

Suicidal Thoughts

When things seem really bad, there are usually more options than you can see. If you or a friend is thinking about suicide, call 1-888-NYC-WELL (1-888-692-9355) free of charge anytime: 24 hours a day, 7 days of the week. All calls are confidential.

Taking Risks

Playing it safe isn't always so much fun everyone likes to take a risk now and then. But taking too many risks or risks that are too dangerous can end up with deadly outcomes. Learn more about taking risks and how to recognize when you or a friend is going too far.

For more information, visit NYC Youth Risk Behavior Survey.