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Teen years are some of our most stressful times in life. Not only are you advancing in age and grade levels but your whole being seems to be changing.
And it is! Everything is changing. The adolescent brain continues to grow new connections and rids itself of unnecessary connections. The body seems to stretch and pull too many ways at once. Voices change, breast suddenly appear, and all kinds of weird feelings compete for your attention.
Puberty is rough and confusing. School life can sometimes be pure hell. Home life, well, it can be hard to accept how you feel about it, as it feels like it is always changing too. And you may wonder, do parents even try understanding their own teen?
The teen years can feel lonely but it is important to know you are not alone. You can get help with answering difficult questions and this info can be passed along to you without anyone, like parents, knowing. You are not alone in feeling dazed and confused. Many of your peers are feeling the same way.
May the force be in your favor, always!
Your YA Librarian,
In a Crisis…
These lines provide confidential support for those experiencing distressing emotions such as intense anxiety, depression, or thoughts of suicide.
~Colorado Crisis Services~ Call 1-844-493-TALK (8255) or Text TALK to 38255
~National Youth Crisis Line~ Call 1-800-442-HOPE (4673)
~Axis Health Crisis Line~ Call 1-970-335-2255
~National Suicide Hotline~ 1-800-784-2433
When an Assault Occurs…
~Safe 2 Tell~ Safe 2 Tell is designed to help you anonymously report any threatening behavior that endangers you, your friends, your family, or your community.
~National Domestic Violence Hotline~ Call 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or Visit www.violencefreecolorado.org
~Ute Mountain Ute Violence Line~ Call 1-970-749-0791
~RAINN (Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network)~ Call 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) or Visit www.rainn.org/
If You Have Run Away…
~National Runaway Switchboard~ Provides crisis intervention and travel assistance to runaways. Provides information and referral to shelters nationwide. Relays messages to, or arranges conference calls with parents, at child’s request. Call 1-800-621-4000 or Visit www.1800runaway.org
Worried about Sexual Health…
~Heart to Heart~ Call 1-970-565-0979 or Visit www.hearttoheartpc.org
~Planned Parenthood~ Call 1-970-565-7011 or Visit www.plannedparenthood.org
~In Case You’re Curious~ Text ICYC to 57890
For Mental Health Services…
~Axis Health~ Call 1-970-247-5245
~Four Corners Child Advocacy Center ~ Call 1-970-565-8155
For LGBTQ+ Connections…
Youth Empowerment Project Visit www.pinonproject.org/youth-services
Some Places Known for Safety…
Mancos United Methodist Church~ Call 1-970-533-7460 or Visit 470 W Grand Ave
First Baptist Church~ Visit 150 N Walnut St
Mesa Trails Cowboy Church~ Call 1-970-773-3721 or Visit 281 W Menefee St.
Summit Lake Community Church~ Call 1-970-882-4144 or Visit 36501 CO-184
Remember, there is always someone out there ready to lend a hand and there is always someone out there that needs a little help!
Please, Be Kind!!!