Teen Support

Teens/Youth on Hornby and the Comox Valley

 

Jobs and Training

Youth Canada
YES Leadership Summer Camp
More skill-building opportunities and Courses

 

 

 

 

Resources and Websites

Teen Health | Mindcheck | Scarleteen

Scroll down for help sites, health sites, cool sites and way more info…

Vancouver Island Crisis Line
1-888-494-3888 Provides confidential, nonjudgmental, emotional support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including feelings which may lead to suicide. Call if you’re worried about something, feel upset or confused, or you just want to talk to someone. You don’t have to be suicidal to call. 24 hours, 7 days a week.

  • Kid’s Help Phone 1-800-668-6868 Provides anonymous and confidential professional counselling, referrals, and information over the phone or online. 24 hours.
  • Youth Chat Chat topics include stress, bullying, abuse, disordered eating, LGBTQ, drugs, self harm, mental health, suicide, alcohol, sex and sexual health.
  • HELP GUIDE A non-profit health resource
 
Erase Bullying Everyone should be safe from bullying. Don’t let them control you and keep you down. Help eRase bullying starting now. eRase is a private and anonymous online reporting tool for targets of bullying or those that witness it taking place. Some secrets aren’t worth keeping. 

More Resource Sites
Gurl.com
An online magazine for teenage girls, full of games, polls, articles, facts, and discussion boards.
About Face
Essays, art projects, and discussion aimed at helping girls and women build self-esteem, and combat unrealistic media images and expectations.
 
 

About Depression

Depression in Teens

Videos on Youth and Mental Health depression|anxiety|behavior|psychosis

SafeTeen

Youth in BC

Youth Space Respecting Sexuality & Diversity
We live in a diverse world.  Other people may not look the same as you; they may dress differently, have different opinions, have different friends. We are all different, and that’s okay. That’s what respecting diversity is all about.

When it comes to Sex, we won’t get weird 1-800 SEX-SENSE  (1-800 739-7367) 9am to 9pm Mon-Fri. “It’s okay to Ask!”- We are a FREE, nonjudgmental, confidential and ANONYMOUS phone line staffed by registered nurses, sex experts and trained volunteers. Find sex-positive youth clinics, doctors, psychologists, etc.

Opt Clinic – Courtenay 250-331-8572
Drop-in Sexual Health Clinic – 961 England Ave., Courtenay  “It’s okay to Ask! When it comes to Sex, we won’t get Weird!” Our clinics provide reproductive health Services for people of all ages, and we prioritize Services for young people in a nonjudgmental, supportive atmosphere; including: Sexual Health Education, STI Clinic, Contraceptive pills (Birth control), Illness, Persons with Addictions, and more.

Youth Against Violence Line
1-800-680-4264
Help line to take an active role in preventing violence amongst peers. Anonymous. Confidential.

Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation
We are all different, and that’s okay, in fact that`s what makes us individuals. 

Planet Ahead Condomania’s interactive website features facts, advice and resources for teens.

Sex, etc. Web site written for teens, by teens, containing information on sex, love and relationships, sexual orientation, birth control, etc. (U.S.A)

Scarleteen Teen resource for information on sexuality, decision-making, etc.

Sexuality and U for Teens Your link to sexual well-being…info on everything from orgasm to coming out

Options for Sexual Health Sexual Health Services and Support in BC

Contraception/Pregnancy:  Won’t Get Weird: 1-800-739-7367 (1-800 SEX-SENSE) Offers a searchable database to find nonjudgmental, confidential sexual health services in BC.

More resources on Pregnancy and Pregnancy Options.

Legal: Youth and the Law  Click on number to read info/ or ‘Audio’ for mp3  225
Young People and Criminal Law – Audio 226
Youth Justice Court Trials – Audio

Dial-a-Law: 1-800-565-5297
It offers general information on a variety of topics on law in British Columbia, but not legal advice. Available 24 hours.

Useful Books for Teens …or leave them around for your parents ; )

Many of these books can be ordered from the public library. Most of the books are available for sale from amazon.ca by clicking the title of the book.

Bell, Ruth. Changing Bodies, Changing Lives: Expanded Third Edition: A Book for Teens on Sex and Relationships. Random House, New York. 1998. ISBN 978-0812929904.

Drill, E, McDonald, H, and Odes, R. Deal With It: A Whole New Approach to Your Body, Brain and Life as a gURL. Pocket Books. 1999. ISBN 978-0671041571.

Jackson, Luke. Freaks, Geeks and Asperger Syndrome: A User Guide to Adolescence. University of British Columbia Press, Vancouver. 2002. ISBN 978-1843100980.

Jukes, Mavis. The Guy Book: An Owner’s Manual: Maintenance, Safety, and Operating Instructions for Boys. Crown Books. 2002. ISBN 978-0679890287.

St. Stephen’s Community House. The Little Black Book for Girlz: A Book on Healthy Sexuality. Annick Press, Toronto. 2006. ISBN 978-1550379549

St. Stephen’s Community House. The Little Black Book for Guys: Guys Talk About Sex. Annick Press, Toronto. 2008. ISBN 978-1550379624

Weston, C. Girl Talk: All the Stuff Your Sister Never Told You, Harper Collins, New York. 2004. ISBN 978-0060585754