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Feeling Stressed

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.

teen faceSometimes 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.

teen faceEveryone 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 1-800-LifeNet free of charge anytime: 24 hours/day, 7 days/week. All calls are free and confidential.

Stress & Expectations
teen faceFriends, 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
teen faceWhen things seem really bad, there are usually more options than you can see. If you or a friend is thinking about suicide,
1-800-LifeNet free of charge anytime: 24 hours a day, 7 days of the week. All calls are free and confidential. Learn more about suicidal toughts.

Taking Risks
teen facePlaying 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.

Source of data for quizzes, polls, and facts: The NYC Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS), 2011, a self-administered, anonymous survey conducted in NYC public high schools in odd years by the Department of Education and the Department of Health. For more information, visit NYC Youth Risk Behavior Survey.

The NYC Teen digital story blogs are based on real life situations. Most are narrated by actors; Joseph and Amanda tell their own stories about their sexual identity.

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