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Adolescent health and mental health
Dr Fenichel, a US based psychologist has compiled this useful website of links for common adolescent health issues, their treatment and management.

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 of teens.

Ask Dr Green
Dr. Green discusses some typical teenage concerns, ranging from acne to "How much sleep does a teenager need?", and much more.

Beyond Blue
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 Sciences

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.

Good Medicine
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 services.

Mental Health Victoria
Links from VicNet on mental health institutions, research, counselling and serivices

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, Australia.

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 Australia
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.

Teen Time
Dating advice, articles on self-esteem, violence - cause and effects and a lot more. From Dr Fenichel.

What is cool? (what's hot, what's not)
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.