Just For Teens

Teens, tweens, and college students are facing their own unique challenges during COVID-19. Between trying to balance school, managing social distancing, and understanding what is going on in the world around us, it’s exhausting!

We’ve created this page just for you. It’s full of helpful tips for succeeding in school, how to take care of yourself, and understanding what COVID-19 is all about. There’s even some fun websites and activities to explore!

Remember that your family and friends are here to support you, any way they can. Please speak up, reach out, and stay healthy! You are important and we care about you!

  • Calmer Choice YouTube

    Calmer Choice YouTube offers videos on mindfulness, meditation, story time, and self care techniques.

    Take Care of Yourself! »
  • A Comic Explaining the Coronavirus

    Are you struggling to understand what is going on with Coronavirus? This comic is just for you.

    Stay Informed »
  • College and COVID-19

    Are you a college student with a mental health condition? This webinar was created to help college students who have been affected by disruptions in school due to COVID-19. The emphasis of this webinar is to help you develop organizational strategies while managing school work and other priorities at home.

    College During COVID »
  • Coping in Hard Times: Fact Sheet For Youth, High School, and College Age

    Helps high school students and young adults understand how economic difficulties may affect them and provides suggestions on how they can cope during these uncertain times.

    It's OK To Talk About It »
  • Domestic Violence Hotline

    Call 1-800-799-7233

    TTY 1-800-787-3224

    Chat at thehotline.org

    Text LOVEIS to 22522

    You Are Not Alone »
  • Easy Exercises For Teens

    Three strength-building exercises you can do at home!

    Move Your Body! »
  • Express Yourself This Summer!

    EXYO (Express Yourself) immerses young people in the arts, where they find a powerful tool for self-expression, uncover inner strength, and deepen connection.

    For the first time ever, Express Yourself is offering virtual summer programming!

    Thanks to the support of the Essex County Community Foundation, ExYo is offering a variety of virtual studio experiences over the course of the summer to current EXYO youth.

    Check It Out! »
  • Google Classroom: Chrome Extensions For Struggling Students and Special Needs

    Is your school using Google Classroom for homebound learning? Would you like some extra help? This website is about available Chrome web extensions that can assist in you in five main categories:

    Text to Speech
    Readability
    Reading Comprehension
    Focus
    Navigation

    Succeed In School »
  • Group Games You Can Play With Your Phone

    5 best group games you and your friends can play with your phones!

    Check It Out! »
  • Harry Potter: A History of Magic

    Explore the wonders of the British Library exhibition

    Check It Out! »
  • How Teenagers Can Protect Their Mental Health During Coronavirus (COVID-19)

    For teenagers facing life changes due to the outbreak who are feeling anxious, isolated and disappointed, know this: you are not alone.

    It's OK To Talk About It »
  • Indoor Activities For Teens

    Feeling bored? Here's a list of things you can do indoors!

    Check It Out! »
  • Learn Sign Language!

    Dr. Jennifer (Red Jenn) Delora is currently teaching free ASL lessons on Zoom every Tuesday & Thursday at 7pm EST.

    Learn Something New! »
  • Life-Changing Cooking Hacks!

    9 Life-Changing Cooking Hacks If You're New To The Kitchen!

    Check It Out! »
  • Louvre Museum Paris Online Tours

    Visit the museum's exhibition rooms and galleries, contemplate the façades of the Louvre. Come along on a virtual tour and enjoy the view!

    Check It Out! »
  • Mindfulness For Teens

    Being a teen can be really stressful! Mindfulness is a powerful way to handle stress, and live life more fully.

    Take Care of Yourself! »
  • Mobile Photography Tips

    11 Mobile Photography Tips: How To Get Better Photos With Your Phone!

    Check It Out! »
  • Mood 24/7

    Mood 24/7 is an app that an easy way to record how you're feeling, and keep track of your daily mood.

    Take Care of Yourself »
  • Museum of Modern Art: Audio Tours

    Look, listen and learn about art with audio designed for kids.

    Check It Out! »
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse For Teens

    Find scientific facts about drugs, games, videos, and more to empower teens with the facts.

    Stay Healthy! »
  • Netflix Instagram Live Series: Coping During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Netflix is launching a new series on Instagram that will focus on taking care of yourself and your mental health during the COVID-19 global pandemic. The series, which will begin airing on Instagram Live tomorrow at 7 PM PT, features the stars of some of Netflix’s top Young Adult shows and movies, including “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before,” “The Kissing Booth,” “Stranger Things,” “Cheer” and “13 Reasons Why.”

    Hey Teens! »
  • Ok2Talk

    OK2TALK is a community where teens and young adults struggling with mental health conditions can find a safe place to talk about what they’re experiencing by sharing their personal stories of recovery, tragedy, struggle or hope.

    It's OK To Talk About It »
  • PFLAG

    Regardless of how you identify in terms of sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, PFLAG is here to support you and your family in your journey of discovery.

    You Are Accepted »
  • Resources For Youth, Young Adults, and College Students During COVID-19

    UMass Medical School has compiled a unique list of resources for youth, young adults, and college students, as well as families and professionals working with young adults.

    Stay Informed »
  • The Show Must Go On!

    Stream films, music, and theatre performances from venues across the globe.

    Check It Out! »
  • Sketchpad

    Sketchpad makes it easy to bring your ideas to life. Easily draw, edit photos, or design your next business card. Craft images for social media posts, digital ads, paper, or even apparel. Make a quick photo edit with the drag and drop feature, or lose yourself for hours in Sketchpad’s streamlined digital makerspace.

    Check It Out! »
  • Suicide Prevention Hotline

    We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255

    Text MHFA to 741741 to talk to a Crisis Text Line counselor

    You Are Not Alone »
  • Trauma Sensitive Yoga For Teens

    This FREE WholeYoga group is intended for teens ages 13-18 who have been impacted by trauma.

    Take Care of Yourself! »
  • Text Talk App

    The Text, Talk, Act activity will be available for the whole month of May. This activity is an
    interactive way to help teens learn and practice skills for having conversations about difficult
    topics such as mental health with their parents.

    Teens can start this activity by texting APA to 89800.

    You Are Not Alone »
  • Tips To Help College Students During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Tips for college students and their families to help them cope.

    College During COVID »
  • Vaping Facts!

    Make Smoking History has resources to help you quit vaping and other nicotine products. Your lungs with thank you!

    Stay Healthy! »
  • Vaping Got You Hooked?

    Take back control! My Life My Quit is a peer-staff coaching resource to help you quit vaping and other nicotine products.

    Text "Start My Quit" to 855.891.9989 or call to talk with a coach who is ready to listen and cheer you on. It's YOUR LIFE and we're here to help you live it YOUR WAY.

    Stay Healthy! »
  • Virtual Musical Instruments

    We offer you the possibility of learning and creating music by playing Musical Instruments online using your PC keyboard and mouse control as the interface!

    Check It Out! »
  • Websites Especially For Teens

    Teens have many important questions and concerns about themselves, their friends, and their parents, but figuring out who to ask about what and when isn’t always easy. These mental health resources provide a wealth of information and advice which can help you to find answers to your questions, to better understand the changes that you (or your friends) are undergoing, and to make smart decisions about your life.

    It's OK To Talk About It »
  • Workout With a Trooper

    Massachusetts State Police is hosting workout videos on their Facebook page. This is your chance to Workout With a Trooper!

    Move Your Body! »
  • You Are Not Alone

    We hope that you will join us in giving a voice to a struggle that millions of people face every day. Submit your story, video, or picture to share in this moderated blog from NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness).

    It's OK To Talk About It »
  • Youth Move Massachusetts Youth Support Group

    For youth and young adults with lived experience, the groups will be utilized to
    help with Strategic Sharing training, coping skills, life skills trainings, peer
    connections and more!

    Every Wednesday from 4-6pm.
    https://zoom.us/j/97032964840
    Meeting ID: 970 3296 4840

    Facilitated by Chandra Watts

    For questions e-mail: Lorna.Ketin@MassMail.State.MA.US or cwatts@ppal.net

    Join The Group! »