Teen Health: Resources

Teen Guide to Getting Help: This guide contains information on common issues facing teens and where to get help.

Alcohol and Drugs

  • NIDA for Teens: Facts, blogs, and real life stories about teens and drugs
  • ReachOut USA inspiring stories of teens living with depression, eating disorders, body image, bullying, stress, conflict, drugs and alcohol and how they cope.
  • The Children's Advocacy Project of NYC
    Lists many resources and social services for teens
  • Alateen
    Helps families and friends of alcoholics recover from the effects of living with the problem drinking of a relative or friend. Alateen is our recovery program for young people

  • The Cool Spot
    Teens' place for information on alcohol and resisting peer pressure




Take Action

See It and Stop It Campaign - This site was created by teens in Massachusetts to help other teens identify teen dating violence, help victims and abusers get help, and take action to end teen relationship violence.

The New York City Mayor's Office to Combat Domestic Violence offers several youth-focused programs including the NYC Healthy Relationship Training Academy and the Adopt-A-School/Relationship Abuse Prevention Program .



Health Insurance

  • Medicaid and Family Health Plus/Child Health Plus
    Two of the programs for New Yorkers who don't have health insurance. If you or your family are interested in applying for Medicaid or for coverage through PCAP, call HealthStat at 1-888-692-6116 to find the nearest community HealthStat office.
  • New York Child Support Online
    Provides custodial parents with assistance in obtaining financial support and medical insurance coverage for their children by locating parents, establishing paternity, establishing support orders, and collecting and distributing child support payments.
  • Getting the Health Care You Need: A Guide for Teens and Young Adults
  • The Children with Special Healthcare Needs program
    Arranges medical support, services and affordable health insurance for children and teens up to age 21 with certain health conditions
  • For problems or questions relating to Medicaid eligibility or Family Health Plus eligibility, call 311.

Healthy Weight


Sexual Health

Suicidal Thoughts