Health & Body

Mental Health

  1. Stress Management
  2. Anxiety
  3. Depression
  4. Self-Injury

        Stress Management Plan – Create a personal stress management plan for teens through the American Academy of Pediatrics, whose mission is to attain optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.

        Fostering Resilience – A teen’s personal guide to managing stress. Dr. Ginsburg is a pediatrician specializing in Adolescent Medicine at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

Body

  1. Sexual Health
  2. LGBTQ
  3. Sexual Assault
  4. Abuse

        Planned Parenthood for Teens – Planned Parenthood delivers vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of women, men, and young people worldwide.

        Sidney Borum Jr. Health Center – The Sidney Borum, Jr. Health Center, known as the Borum, is a program of Fenway Health that provides safe, non-judgmental care for young people ages 12–29 who may not feel comfortable going anywhere else. No one is turned away – they'll do whatever it takes to help you. The Borum is affiliated with Beth Israel Lahey Health and with Boston Children’s Hospital. It is licensed as a health center, mental health clinic, and substance abuse center by the Department of Public Health. Located at 75 Kneeland Street, Boston, MA 02111.

        Health Imperatives - Youth SupportOur Youth Support services include sexual and reproductive health care; counseling for survivors of sexual assault, intimate partner violence, or trafficking; primary health care and psychiatric services for youth in Massachusetts Department of Youth Services (DYS) custody; education on healthy relationships and violence prevention in high schools and other community-based settings; and support for vulnerable youth, including LGBTQIA+ youth, immigrant youth, youth with disabilities, and those with multiple barriers to good health.

         BrAGLY (Brockton Alliance of GLBT Youth) support group is for LGBTQIA+ youth from ages 14 to 19. The group is run by youth and supported by adult mentors, and organized by Health Imperatives. It meets weekly via Zoom to provide peer support, opportunities for discussion, leadership development, health education, and recreational activities. The youth also produce a quarterly newsletter.

Emergency Help and Hotlines

  1. Depression and Suicide 
  2. Emergency Housing
  3. Domestic & Dating Violence

Depression and Suicide:

        National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – 988. The Lifeline provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Employs nonconsensual active rescue.

        Ayuda En Español: Lifeline ofrece 24/7, servicios gratuitos en español, y no es necesario hablar inglés si usted necesita ayuda. Cuando usted llama al número 1.888.628.9454, su llamada se dirige al centro de ayuda de nuestra red disponible más cercano. Tenemos actualmente 180 centros en la red y usted hablará probablemente con uno situado en su zona. Cada centro funciona en forma independiente y tiene su propio personal calificado. Cuando el centro contesta su llamada, usted estará hablando con una persona que le escuchará, le hará preguntas y hará todo lo que esté a su alcance para ayudarle.

        Your Life, Your Voice – 1.800.448.3000. The Boys Town National Hotline is a toll free number available to kids, teens, and young adults at anytime. Please contact us if you are depressed, contemplating suicide, being physically or sexually abused, on the run, addicted, threatened by gang violence, fighting with a friend or parent, or faced with an overwhelming challenge. Call, text, chat, or email via the website.