Grafton Public Library

Teen Resources

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General Resources

Crisis Text Line – Text HOME to 741741

A free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text to chat with a trained Crisis Counselor.

GirlsHealth

A variety of information especially for girls aged 10-16 by the National Women’s Health Center.

Go Ask Alice!

Site supported by a team of Columbia University health promotion specialists, health care providers, and other health professionals.

Lifeline Crisis Chat

National chat network that can provide online emotional support, crisis intervention, and suicide prevention services.

TeenCentral.Net

A free, safe, and anonymous site that offers help when you need it most by KidsPeace, a charity dedicated to serving behavioral and mental health.

TeensHealth

Honest, accurate information and advice about health, emotions and life by the Nemours Center for Children’s Health Media.

Teen Line – Call 800-TLC-TEEN (from 3pm-7pm EST) – Text TEEN to 839863 (3-6pm EST) – EmailMessage Board

Nonprofit organization helping troubled teenagers address their problems.


Abusive Relationships

Break The CycleAbout Dating AbuseWarning SignsYour RightsHealthy Relationships QuizHelp A Friend

Nonprofit that provides comprehensive dating abuse programs exclusively to young people ages 12 to 24.

Crisis Text Line – Text HOME to 741741

A free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text to chat with a trained Crisis Counselor.

It’s Your (Sex) Life – Relationships

MTV’s Emmy and Peabody Award-winning public information campaign to support young people in making responsible decisions about their sexual health.

Lifeline Crisis Chat

National chat network that can provide online emotional support, crisis intervention, and suicide prevention services.

RAINN – Call 800-656-HOPE – Chat Online – About Sexual AssaultSafety & PreventionAfter Sexual Assault

Nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization.

SOARResourcesIf You’re RapedReduce Risk of Sexual AssaultIf a Friend is Raped

Speaking Out Against Rape (SOAR) runs national awareness, education, and prevention programs to empower survivors of sexual violence.

TeenCentral.Net – Domestic ViolenceDating Violence

A free, safe, and anonymous site that offers help when you need it most by KidsPeace, a charity dedicated to serving behavioral and mental health.

Teen Line – Call 800-TLC-TEEN (from 3pm-7pm EST) – Text TEEN to 839863 (3-6pm EST) – EmailMessage Board

Nonprofit organization helping troubled teenagers address their problems.


Acne/Skin Care

Go Ask Alice!Skin Conditions

Site supported by a team of Columbia University health promotion specialists, health care providers, and other health professionals.

TeensHealth – Body

Honest, accurate information and advice about health, emotions and life by the Nemours Center for Children’s Health Media.


Adoption

Lifeline Crisis Chat

National chat network that can provide online emotional support, crisis intervention, and suicide prevention services.

Teen Line – Call 800-TLC-TEEN (from 3pm-7pm EST) – Text TEEN to 839863 (3-6pm EST) – EmailMessage Board

Nonprofit organization helping troubled teenagers address their problems.


AIDS/HIV

It’s Your (Sex) Life – STDs & Testing

MTV’s Emmy and Peabody Award-winning public information campaign to support young people in making responsible decisions about their sexual health.

TeensHealth – BodySexual Health – Diseases & ConditionsInfections

Honest, accurate information and advice about health, emotions and life by the Nemours Center for Children’s Health Media.


Alcohol

Al-Anon/Alateen

Support groups (in person and chat) for friends and families of problem drinkers.

Crisis Text Line – Text HOME to 741741

A free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text to chat with a trained Crisis Counselor.

GirlsHealthDrugs, Alcohol & Smoking

A variety of information especially for girls aged 10-16 by the National Women’s Health Center.

Go Ask Alice!Alcohol

Site supported by a team of Columbia University health promotion specialists, health care providers, and other health professionals.

Lifeline Crisis Chat

National chat network that can provide online emotional support, crisis intervention, and suicide prevention services.

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence – Hope Line 800-622-2255

NCADD is the leading advocacy organization in the world addressing alcoholism and drug dependence.

TeenCentral.NetAlcohol Awareness

A free, safe, and anonymous site that offers help when you need it most by KidsPeace, a charity dedicated to serving behavioral and mental health.

TeensHealth – Drugs & Alcohol

Honest, accurate information and advice about health, emotions and life by the Nemours Center for Children’s Health Media.

Teen Line – Call 800-TLC-TEEN (from 3pm-7pm EST) – Text TEEN to 839863 (3-6pm EST) – EmailMessage Board

Nonprofit organization helping troubled teenagers address their problems.


Birth Control

Go Ask Alice!Contraception

Site supported by a team of Columbia University health promotion specialists, health care providers, and other health professionals.

It’s Your (Sex) Life – Birth Control

MTV’s Emmy and Peabody Award-winning public information campaign to support young people in making responsible decisions about their sexual health.

I Wanna KnowPreventing an Unintended Pregnancy

Answers for teens on sexual health and sexually transmitted diseases from the American Sexual Health Association.

Planned ParenthoodInfo For TeensBirth Control, STDs and PregnancyAsk the Experts

Provides vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of women, men and young people worldwide.

Stay TeenBirth Control Explorer

Created by The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy the goal of Stay Teen is to encourage teens to enjoy your teen years and avoid the responsibilities that come with too-early pregnancy and parenting.

TeensHealth – Sexual Health

Honest, accurate information and advice about health, emotions and life by the Nemours Center for Children’s Health Media.


Body Language


Bullying

GirlsHealth – Bullying

A variety of information especially for girls aged 10-16 by the National Women’s Health Center.

Lifeline Crisis Chat

National chat network that can provide online emotional support, crisis intervention, and suicide prevention services.

National Crime Prevention CouncilBullying – Cyberbullying

Organization that helps people keep themselves, their families, and their communities safe from crime.

Stopbully.govWhat Is BullyingCyber BullyingWho Is At RiskPrevent BullyingRespond to Bullying – Get Help Now

Information from government agencies on bullying and getting help.

TeenCentral.NetAnti-Bullying

A free, safe, and anonymous site that offers help when you need it most by KidsPeace, a charity dedicated to serving behavioral and mental health.

Teens Against Bullying

Created by and for teens, this website is a place for middle and high school students to find ways to address bullying, to take action, to be heard, and to own an important social cause.

TeensHealth – Bullying

Honest, accurate information and advice about health, emotions and life by the Nemours Center for Children’s Health Media.

Teen Line – Call 800-TLC-TEEN (from 3pm-7pm EST) – Text TEEN to 839863 (3-6pm EST) – EmailMessage Board

Nonprofit organization helping troubled teenagers address their problems.


Cutting/Self-Harm

Crisis Text Line – Text HOME to 741741

A free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text to chat with a trained Crisis Counselor.

Lifeline Crisis Chat

National chat network that can provide online emotional support, crisis intervention, and suicide prevention services.

Teen Line – Call 800-TLC-TEEN (from 3pm-7pm EST) – Text TEEN to 839863 (3-6pm EST) – EmailMessage Board

Nonprofit organization helping troubled teenagers address their problems.


Death and Dying

Crisis Text Line – Text HOME to 741741

A free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text to chat with a trained Crisis Counselor.

The Dougy CenterHelp for Teens

Part of The National Center for Grieving Children & Families

Go Ask Alice!Grief & Loss

Site supported by a team of Columbia University health promotion specialists, health care providers, and other health professionals.

Lifeline Crisis Chat

National chat network that can provide online emotional support, crisis intervention, and suicide prevention services.

Teen Line – Call 800-TLC-TEEN (from 3pm-7pm EST) – Text TEEN to 839863 (3-6pm EST) – EmailMessage Board

Nonprofit organization helping troubled teenagers address their problems.


Depression

Crisis Text Line – Text HOME to 741741

A free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text to chat with a trained Crisis Counselor.

GirlsHealth –  Feelings

A variety of information especially for girls aged 10-16 by the National Women’s Health Center.

Go Ask Alice!Grief & Loss – Blues & Depression

Site supported by a team of Columbia University health promotion specialists, health care providers, and other health professionals.

Lifeline Crisis Chat

National chat network that can provide online emotional support, crisis intervention, and suicide prevention services.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) – NAMI Helpline 800-950-NAMI or text “NAMI” to 741741

Free service that provides information, referrals, and support to people living with a mental health condition, family members and caregivers, mental health providers, and the public.

TeensHealth – Mind

Honest, accurate information and advice about health, emotions and life by the Nemours Center for Children’s Health Media.

Teen Line – Call 800-TLC-TEEN (from 3pm-7pm EST) – Text TEEN to 839863 (3-6pm EST) – EmailMessage Board

Nonprofit organization helping troubled teenagers address their problems.


Divorce

Crisis Text Line – Text HOME to 741741

A free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text to chat with a trained Crisis Counselor.

Lifeline Crisis Chat

National chat network that can provide online emotional support, crisis intervention, and suicide prevention services.

Teen Line – Call 800-TLC-TEEN (from 3pm-7pm EST) – Text TEEN to 839863 (3-6pm EST) – EmailMessage Board

Nonprofit organization helping troubled teenagers address their problems.


Drugs

Crisis Text Line – Text HOME to 741741

A free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text to chat with a trained Crisis Counselor.

GirlsHealth – Drugs, Alcohol & Smoking

A variety of information especially for girls aged 10-16 by the National Women’s Health Center.

Go Ask Alice!GeneralPerformance Enhancing DrugsTobacco & NicotineInhalantsStimulantsHallucinogensCannabisPrescription and OTCDepressants

Site supported by a team of Columbia University health promotion specialists, health care providers, and other health professionals.

Lifeline Crisis Chat

National chat network that can provide online emotional support, crisis intervention, and suicide prevention services.

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence – Hope Line 800-622-2255

NCADD is the leading advocacy organization in the world addressing alcoholism and drug dependence.

National Crime Prevention CouncilDrug Abuse

Organization that helps people keep themselves, their families, and their communities safe from crime.

TeensHealth – Drugs & Alcohol

Honest, accurate information and advice about health, emotions and life by the Nemours Center for Children’s Health Media.

Teen Line – Call 800-TLC-TEEN (from 3pm-7pm EST) – Text TEEN to 839863 (3-6pm EST) – EmailMessage Board

Nonprofit organization helping troubled teenagers address their problems.


Eating Disorders

Crisis Text Line – Text HOME to 741741

A free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text to chat with a trained Crisis Counselor.

GirlsHealthBodyNutritionIllness & Disability

A variety of information especially for girls aged 10-16 by the National Women’s Health Center.

Go Ask Alice!Body ImageDisordered Eating & Eating DisordersWeight Gain & Loss

Site supported by a team of Columbia University health promotion specialists, health care providers, and other health professionals.

Lifeline Crisis Chat

National chat network that can provide online emotional support, crisis intervention, and suicide prevention services.

National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) – Helpline Call 800-931-2237 (M-Th 9-9pm, F 9-5pm) – Click to Chat – Text NEDA to 741741 – Screening Tool

NEDA supports individuals and families affected by eating disorders including: Anorexia Nervosa (AN), Bulimia Nervose (BN), Binge Eating Disorder (BED), or an Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorder (OSFED).

TeenCentral.NetWeight Aware

A free, safe, and anonymous site that offers help when you need it most by KidsPeace, a charity dedicated to serving behavioral and mental health.

TeensHealth – Food & Fitness

Honest, accurate information and advice about health, emotions and life by the Nemours Center for Children’s Health Media.

Teen Line – Call 800-TLC-TEEN (from 3pm-7pm EST) – Text TEEN to 839863 (3-6pm EST) – EmailMessage Board

Nonprofit organization helping troubled teenagers address their problems.


Health/Hygiene

GirlsHealthBodyFitnessNutritionIllness & Disability – Environmental Health

A variety of information especially for girls aged 10-16 by the National Women’s Health Center.

Go Ask Alice!General HealthNutrition & Physical HealthSexual & Reproductive Health

Site supported by a team of Columbia University health promotion specialists, health care providers, and other health professionals.

I Wanna Know – Sexual HealthSTDs/STIsRelationshipsLGBTQPregnancy & ParenthoodMyths and Facts

Answers for teens on sexual health and sexually transmitted diseases from the American Sexual Health Association.

Planned ParenthoodInfo For TeensMy Body – Ask the Experts

Provides vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of women, men and young people worldwide.

Stay TeenSex Ed

Created by The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy the goal of Stay Teen is to encourage teens to enjoy your teen years and avoid the responsibilities that come with too-early pregnancy and parenting.

TeensHealth – BodyMindSexual HealthFood & FitnessDiseases & ConditionsInfectionsDrugs & Alcohol

Honest, accurate information and advice about health, emotions and life by the Nemours Center for Children’s Health Media.


LGBTQ

Crisis Text Line – Text HOME to 741741

A free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text to chat with a trained Crisis Counselor.

Go Ask Alice!Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans or Questioning

Site supported by a team of Columbia University health promotion specialists, health care providers, and other health professionals.

It’s Your (Sex) LifeLGBTQ

MTV’s Emmy and Peabody Award-winning public information campaign to support young people in making responsible decisions about their sexual health.

I Wanna Know – LGBTQ

Answers for teens on sexual health and sexually transmitted diseases from the American Sexual Health Association.

Lifeline Crisis Chat

National chat network that can provide online emotional support, crisis intervention, and suicide prevention services.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) – LGBTQ Support – NAMI Helpline 800-950-NAMI or text “NAMI” to 741741

Free service that provides information, referrals, and support to people living with a mental health condition, family members and caregivers, mental health providers, and the public.

Planned ParenthoodInfo For Teens – LGBTQ

Provides vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of women, men and young people worldwide.

Teen Line – Call 800-TLC-TEEN (from 3pm-7pm EST) – Text TEEN to 839863 (3-6pm EST) – EmailMessage Board

Nonprofit organization helping troubled teenagers address their problems.

The Trevor Project – Trevor Lifeline 866-488-7386 (24/7/365) – TrevorChat (7 days a week from 3-9pm) – TrevorText text “Trevor” to 1-202-304-1200 (Tues-Fri from 3-9pm)

Leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questions (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.


Pregnancy

Crisis Text Line – Text HOME to 741741

A free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text to chat with a trained Crisis Counselor.

Go Ask Alice!Pregnancy Options

Site supported by a team of Columbia University health promotion specialists, health care providers, and other health professionals.

It’s Your (Sex) LifePregnancy

MTV’s Emmy and Peabody Award-winning public information campaign to support young people in making responsible decisions about their sexual health.

I Wanna Know – Pregnancy & Parenthood

Answers for teens on sexual health and sexually transmitted diseases from the American Sexual Health Association.

Lifeline Crisis Chat

National chat network that can provide online emotional support, crisis intervention, and suicide prevention services.

Planned ParenthoodInfo For TeensMy BodyBirth Control, STDs and Pregnancy – Ask the Experts

Provides vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of women, men and young people worldwide.

Stay TeenSex Ed

Created by The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy the goal of Stay Teen is to encourage teens to enjoy your teen years and avoid the responsibilities that come with too-early pregnancy and parenting.

Teen Line – Call 800-TLC-TEEN (from 3pm-7pm EST) – Text TEEN to 839863 (3-6pm EST) – EmailMessage Board

Nonprofit organization helping troubled teenagers address their problems.


Puberty

GirlsHealthBody

A variety of information especially for girls aged 10-16 by the National Women’s Health Center.

I Wanna Know – Sexual Health

Answers for teens on sexual health and sexually transmitted diseases from the American Sexual Health Association.

Planned ParenthoodInfo For TeensMy BodyAsk the Experts

Provides vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of women, men and young people worldwide.

TeensHealth – BodyMindSexual HealthFood & FitnessDiseases & Conditions

Honest, accurate information and advice about health, emotions and life by the Nemours Center for Children’s Health Media.


Rape

Break The CycleAbout Dating AbuseWarning SignsYour RightsHealthy Relationships QuizHelp A Friend

Nonprofit that provides comprehensive dating abuse programs exclusively to young people ages 12 to 24.

Crisis Text Line – Text HOME to 741741

A free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text to chat with a trained Crisis Counselor.

Lifeline Crisis Chat

National chat network that can provide online emotional support, crisis intervention, and suicide prevention services.

RAINN – Call 800-656-HOPE – Chat Online – About Sexual AssaultSafety & PreventionAfter Sexual Assault

Nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization.

SOARResourcesIf You’re RapedReduce Risk of Sexual AssaultIf a Friend is Raped

Speaking Out Against Rape (SOAR) runs national awareness, education, and prevention programs to empower survivors of sexual violence.

TeenCentral.Net – Dating Violence

A free, safe, and anonymous site that offers help when you need it most by KidsPeace, a charity dedicated to serving behavioral and mental health.

Teen Line – Call 800-TLC-TEEN (from 3pm-7pm EST) – Text TEEN to 839863 (3-6pm EST) – EmailMessage Board

Nonprofit organization helping troubled teenagers address their problems.


Relationships and Dating

Break The CycleAbout Dating AbuseWarning SignsYour RightsHealthy Relationships QuizHelp A Friend

Nonprofit that provides comprehensive dating abuse programs exclusively to young people ages 12 to 24.

Crisis Text Line – Text HOME to 741741

A free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text to chat with a trained Crisis Counselor.

GirlsHealth – Relationships

A variety of information especially for girls aged 10-16 by the National Women’s Health Center.

Go Ask Alice!Relationships

Site supported by a team of Columbia University health promotion specialists, health care providers, and other health professionals.

It’s Your (Sex) Life – Relationships

MTV’s Emmy and Peabody Award-winning public information campaign to support young people in making responsible decisions about their sexual health.

I Wanna Know – Relationships

Answers for teens on sexual health and sexually transmitted diseases from the American Sexual Health Association.

Lifeline Crisis Chat

National chat network that can provide online emotional support, crisis intervention, and suicide prevention services.

Planned Parenthood –  Dating

Provides vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of women, men and young people worldwide.

Stay Teen – Relationships

Created by The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy the goal of Stay Teen is to encourage teens to enjoy your teen years and avoid the responsibilities that come with too-early pregnancy and parenting.

TeenCentral.Net –  Domestic ViolenceDating Violence

A free, safe, and anonymous site that offers help when you need it most by KidsPeace, a charity dedicated to serving behavioral and mental health.

Teen Line – Call 800-TLC-TEEN (from 3pm-7pm EST) – Text TEEN to 839863 (3-6pm EST) – EmailMessage Board

Nonprofit organization helping troubled teenagers address their problems.


Religion

TeenCentral.Net – Religion

A free, safe, and anonymous site that offers help when you need it most by KidsPeace, a charity dedicated to serving behavioral and mental health.


School

Lifeline Crisis Chat

National chat network that can provide online emotional support, crisis intervention, and suicide prevention services.

National Crime Prevention CouncilSchool Safety

Organization that helps people keep themselves, their families, and their communities safe from crime.

TeensHealth – School & Jobs

Honest, accurate information and advice about health, emotions and life by the Nemours Center for Children’s Health Media.


Self-Esteem

Crisis Text Line – Text HOME to 741741

A free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text to chat with a trained Crisis Counselor.

Lifeline Crisis Chat

National chat network that can provide online emotional support, crisis intervention, and suicide prevention services.

Teen Line – Call 800-TLC-TEEN (from 3pm-7pm EST) – Text TEEN to 839863 (3-6pm EST) – EmailMessage Board

Nonprofit organization helping troubled teenagers address their problems.


Sex

Go Ask Alice!Sexual & Reproductive Health

Site supported by a team of Columbia University health promotion specialists, health care providers, and other health professionals.

It’s Your (Sex) LifePregnancySTDs & TestingLGBTQRelationships

MTV’s Emmy and Peabody Award-winning public information campaign to support young people in making responsible decisions about their sexual health.

I Wanna Know – Sexual HealthSTDs/STIsRelationshipsLGBTQPregnancy & ParenthoodMyths and Facts

Answers for teens on sexual health and sexually transmitted diseases from the American Sexual Health Association.

Planned ParenthoodInfo For TeensMy BodyBirth Control, STDs and PregnancySexAsk the Experts

Provides vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of women, men and young people worldwide.

RAINN – Call 800-656-HOPE – Chat Online – About Sexual AssaultSafety & PreventionAfter Sexual Assault

Nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization.

SOARResourcesIf You’re RapedReduce Risk of Sexual AssaultIf a Friend is Raped

Speaking Out Against Rape (SOAR) runs national awareness, education, and prevention programs to empower survivors of sexual violence.

Stay Teen – Sex-Ed

Created by The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy the goal of Stay Teen is to encourage teens to enjoy your teen years and avoid the responsibilities that come with too-early pregnancy and parenting.

TeensHealth – Sexual Health

Honest, accurate information and advice about health, emotions and life by the Nemours Center for Children’s Health Media.


STI/STD

Go Ask Alice!STIs

Site supported by a team of Columbia University health promotion specialists, health care providers, and other health professionals.

I Wanna Know – STDs/STIs

Answers for teens on sexual health and sexually transmitted diseases from the American Sexual Health Association.

Planned ParenthoodInfo For TeensMy BodyBirth Control, STDs and Pregnancy – Ask the Experts

Provides vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of women, men and young people worldwide.

Stay Teen – STIs

Created by The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy the goal of Stay Teen is to encourage teens to enjoy your teen years and avoid the responsibilities that come with too-early pregnancy and parenting.

TeensHealth – Sexual Health – Diseases & ConditionsInfections

Honest, accurate information and advice about health, emotions and life by the Nemours Center for Children’s Health Media.


Stress and Anxiety

Lifeline Crisis Chat

National chat network that can provide online emotional support, crisis intervention, and suicide prevention services.

TeensHealth – Mind

Honest, accurate information and advice about health, emotions and life by the Nemours Center for Children’s Health Media.

Teen Line – Call 800-TLC-TEEN (from 3pm-7pm EST) – Text TEEN to 839863 (3-6pm EST) – EmailMessage Board

Nonprofit organization helping troubled teenagers address their problems.


Suicide

Crisis Text Line – Text HOME to 741741

A free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text to chat with a trained Crisis Counselor.

Go Ask Alice!Suicide

Site supported by a team of Columbia University health promotion specialists, health care providers, and other health professionals.

Lifeline Crisis Chat

National chat network that can provide online emotional support, crisis intervention, and suicide prevention services.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) – NAMI Helpline 800-950-NAMI or text “NAMI” to 741741

Free service that provides information, referrals, and support to people living with a mental health condition, family members and caregivers, mental health providers, and the public.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – 1-800-273-8255 – Chat Online

Free phone and chat to individuals experiencing a mental health crisis or are suicidal.

TeensHealth – Mind

Honest, accurate information and advice about health, emotions and life by the Nemours Center for Children’s Health Media.

Teen Line – Call 800-TLC-TEEN (from 3pm-7pm EST) – Text TEEN to 839863 (3-6pm EST) – EmailMessage Board

Nonprofit organization helping troubled teenagers address their problems.

The Trevor Project – Trevor Lifeline 866-488-7386 (24/7/365) – TrevorChat (7 days a week from 3-9pm) – TrevorText text “Trevor” to 1-202-304-1200 (Tues-Fri from 3-9pm)

Leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questions (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.