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Adolescent Health Issues
and mental health
Dr Fenichel, a US based psychologist has compiled this useful website
of links for common adolescent health issues, their treatment and
ADOL : Adolesence
Directory On Line
ADOL, a service of the Center for Adolescent Studies at Indiana
University, is an electronic guide to information on adolescent
issues. Topics include ADHD, eating disorders, depression, adolescent
development, and other issues related to the psychological well-being
Dr. Green discusses some typical teenage concerns, ranging from
acne to "How much sleep does a teenager need?", and much more.
National Depression Initiative. Lots of useful information on recognizing
the symptoms of depression, treatment initiatives, research projects
and latest news.
Provides information about depression for consumers It is produced
by the Centre for Mental Health Research (CMHR) at the Australian
National University (ANU) & CSIRO Mathematical & Information
Community Orientated Pediatric and
Adolescent Services (COPAS)
This site is set up to research and train health professionals in
young people's health needs.
The Clinical Research Unit for Anxiety Disorders, conduct treatment
for people with disabling anxiety disorders and aim to cure them.
They carry out research into anxiety disorders and into the burden
of mental disease.
depressioNet is an Australian resource for information, help and support
for persons with depression. They offer a 24 hour email service to
answer any depression related questions and help locate resources
available in your area.
Look good, feel better with Good Medicine, ninemsn's informative website
about health and wellbeing.
Kids Help Line
The Kids Help Line is a national 24-hour telephone counselling service
for children and young people in Australia (Free call 1800 55 1800).
'Lifeline' is a 24-hour telephone counselling service and associated
Mental Health Victoria
Links from VicNet on mental health institutions, research, counselling
MoodGYM is an interactive web-based program designed to prevent depression
in young people. It was developed by the Centre for Mental Health
Research at the Australian National University.
Mood Disorders Unit
The Mood Disorders Unit is a clinical and research facility, specialising
in depression and bipolar disorder, at Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney,
The National Drug and Alcohol research center strives to contribute
towards an increase in the effectiveness of interventions for drug
and alcohol problems in Australia.
This site can help you quit or help you find out more about how smoking
harms you. Find out who smokes and why do they smoke, where they smoke
and what can you do about it.
ReachOut! is an information and referral service, which is an initiative
of the Inspire Foundation.
SANE is a consumer organisation working to help people seriously affected
by mental illness through research, education and campaigning.
SPHERE is a National Depression Project aimed at providing general
practitioners with the knowledge and skills to more effectively identify,
treat and manage psychological distress in their practice.
Dating advice, articles on self-esteem, violence - cause and effects
and a lot more. From Dr Fenichel.
What is cool? (what's hot,
A psychologist's perspective on peer pressure and self-esteem, and
a discussion with a group of today's teens on what is currently cool.