Teens' Programs & Resources

Teen Programming

The VPL is a place where teens can express themselves through programs and activities.  

6 girls sit around a table as one of them reads aloud from a writing prompt.

Dungeons and Dragons at VPL!!

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Resources for Teens

Some emotions and events are hard to talk about and deal with, especially after the pandemic year.  Below are some websites that can help you navigate through whatever you may be experiencing.  Look for a list of books by topic coming soon.  


The Trevor Project

How LGBTQ youth can cope with anxiety and stress during COVID-19. The Trevor Project. March 26, 2020.

Mental Illness & Substance Abuse

 NAMI Teen and Young Adults. National Alliance on Mental Awareness.

        How to Help a Friend.​​​

        Know the Warning Signs.

Call the NAMI Helpline at 800-950-NAMI, or in a crisis, text "NAMI" to 741741

SAMHSA’s National Helpline: 1-800-662-HELP (4357) SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.

Behavioral health info/counseling at NorthLakes Community Clinic. NorthLakes offers sliding scale services in our area and free support groups.

Living . Document contains phone numbers to the National Domestic Violence Hotline and other organizations. I am including this because it feels pertinent during the pandemic, and these situations can play a role in negatively impacting mental health.

  • Mental health guides (Jed Foundation), has a drop-down menu for those having mental health concerns and for those concerned for another person.
  • Eating disorders guide and help from NEDA 

For Parents

Topics A-Z. Child Mind Institute 

 Getting Help. American Academy of Child  Adolescent Psychiatry.

Pandemic Related Stress