Your Life - Teen Health & Safety

Teen health, safety, and sexual well-being are sensitive issues that may be hard to talk about. We have resources on these topics as well as information about obtaining your California driver's license.

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Search magazines, encyclopedias, reference books, and reports for basic consumer health information.

Find CA DMV practice tests good for the permit test, driver’s license test and the senior citizens’ refresher test.


Adolescent Health & Wellness

Teen Book Lists:

Visit the Teen Alcove to pick up selected book lists: LGBTQ, (In)Tolerance, Overcoming Bullies, and Thirteen Reasons Why.


Teen suicide crisis prevention information.

Hope and help for families and friends of alcoholics.

Alcohol Treatment
Alcohol treatment resources for teens.

Ask the Judge
Answers for teens about the law.     
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline’s message to spread the word about actions we can all take to prevent suicide.

Go Ask Alice!
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.

Kids Help Phone
Online and phone counselling 24/7.

Look Good Feel Better
A free national public service program dedicated to helping teenagers cope with the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment.

Love is Respect
Raising awareness about teen dating violence.

Me Too
The ‘me too’ movement supports survivors of sexual violence and their allies by connecting survivors to resources, offering community organizing resources, pursuing a ‘me too’ policy platform, and gathering sexual violence researchers and research.

Nightmare on Puberty St.
Growing up might seem tough…but it doesn’t have to be a nightmare!    

PERIOD is a non-profit group run by young activists. We are leading the Menstrual Movement by changing the conversation around periods and providing care to those in need.    

Phone Hotlines
Hotlines for teens provided by Sutter Health/Palo Alto Medical Foundation.                                   

Planned Parenthood Info for Teens
Planned Parenthood's site especially for teens.

Quit Vaping
Helping teens understand the dangers of vaping and ways to quit.

Stop, Breathe & Think
App for guided meditation and mindfulness.

Stop Bullying
Government website with anti-bullying resources.

Suicide Prevention Hotline
Help for Teens

Teens Health
Answers to questions about food & fitness, drugs & alcohol, diseases & conditions, infections, staying safe, anger, asthma, acne, etc.

The Truth
These are the guys who do those cool, kind of shocking TV ads about the cigarette industry. Their mission is to expose the lies and hidden practices of the cigarette makers, so people know the whole truth about nicotine addiction.

Information about the risks of vaping and e-cigarettes.

Youth Crisis Line
California Coalition for Youth 24/7 crisis and emergency response,

Resources for new drivers:

DMV for Teens
The California Department of Motor Vehicles official site for teens covers everything you need to know about driving, from permit and license info to practice tests and more.

DMV on YouTube! 
Check out the DMV on YouTube for "useful and enlightening" video clips that will help you when it's time for that all-important driving test.

Drivers Ed
Online teen drivers education.

Stop Texts Stop Wrecks
An online platform for safe driving and youth safety supporters to implore young adults not to text while driving.

Safety and common sense tips to help new drivers, including bad weather advice, parallel parking help, avoiding fatigue and other unsafe conditions on the road.

Last Revised on
September 2019