Sensitive Subjects: Resources for Teens

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  • Sensitive Subjects: Resources for Teens

These books, websites, and helplines are here to help you learn more about sensitive issues that you or someone you know may be facing.

If you are experiencing a crisis, please reach out for help on one of the phone or text lines listed.

These books are a starting place, but more information is available on these and other sensitive topics. You can always ask a librarian for confidential assistance finding and navigating the resources available to you.

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Body Image & Eating Disorders

Fiction


Nonfiction


Websites & Helplines
www.nationaleatingdisorders.org
or call or text 1-800-931-2237

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Domestic Violence

Fiction


Nonfiction


Websites & Helplines
www.thehotline.org
or call 1-800-799-7233

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Homelessness

Fiction


Nonfiction


Websites & Helplines
Text SAFE and your current location to 44357

www.1800runaway.org/youth-teens
or call 1-800-786-2929

www.homelessyouth.org/en/us/massachusetts

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LGBTQ+

Fiction


Nonfiction


Websites & Helplines
www.glbthotline.org
or call 1-800-246-7743

www.thetrevorproject.org
or call 1-866-488-7386
or text START to 678-678

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Mental Illness, Depression, & Self Harm

Fiction


Nonfiction


Websites & Helplines
www.depression-understood.org

www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org
or call 1-800-273-8255

www.imalive.org
or call or text 1-877-870-4673

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Sexual Assault & Rape

Fiction


Nonfiction


Websites & Helplines
www.rainn.org
or call 1-800-656-4673

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Sexual Health & Pregnancy

Fiction


Nonfiction


Websites & Helplines
www.americanpregnancy.org/unplanned-pregnancy/pregnant-teen
or call 1-800-672-2296

www.all-options.org
or call 1-888-493-0092

https://gettested.cdc.gov

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Substance Abuse & Addiction

Fiction


Nonfiction


Websites & Helplines
www.helplinema.org
or call 1-800-327-5050

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