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Healthy Body & Mind

Sub-Topics

• Body Art
• Body Image
• Fitness & Nutrition
• Health Information
 
• Mental Health
• Self Injury
• Spirituality
• Substance Abuse

Databases

Consumer Health Complete
Mainstream, complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. Full-text reports and magazine articles. Content includes images, diagrams, videos, pamphlets, and narrated animations. more info.

CQ Researcher
Reports address the most current and controversial issues of the day with detailed discussions of the various sides of the issues, summaries, bibliographies, and links to related stories. Pro/Con section presents opposing sides of an issue. Content goes back to 1991. more info.

Discovering Collection
Content covers history, literature, biography, science, and social studies. Resources include primary sources, essays, critical analyses, biographies, creative works, and multimedia. more info.

Health & Wellness Resource Center
Research diseases, medical conditions, drugs, herbal remedies, and alternative medicine, health assessment tools. Spanish available. more info.

MedlinePlus
Research diseases, conditions, wellness issues, drugs, supplements, and treatments. Resources include videos, tutorials, illustrations, and a dictionary. From the National Library of Medicine. more info.

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Websites

Body Piercing 
Learn the risks of piercing and how to prepare for an appointment from WebMD.

Go Ask Alice! 
Health Information for teens from Columbia University.

Center for Young Women's Health 
Health guides and quizzes on nutrition, fitness, development, emotional health and more.

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Eating Disorders 
Find important facts and statistics about eating disorders and treatment.

gURL Guide to Tattooing 
What's it really like to get a tattoo? The inside scoop from teens plus a tattoo timeline.

Respect Rx 
The Respect Institute offers resources, blogs, and training for developing respectful behavior.

Student Venture 
Campus Crusade for Christ helps teens grow in their faith in Jesus.

Feelings 
Tips on how to improve your body image and cope with stress and depression.

Library Subject Guide: Health & Wellness  
Additional websites and databases selected by librarians to further your search.

Library Subject Guide: Mental Health 
Check out more resources selected by Hennepin County librarians.

Something Fishy 
Dedicated to raising awareness and providing support to people with eating disorders and their loved-ones.

Cope Care Deal 
Created just for teens, this site has information on everything from stress to schizophrenia.

Sex, Etc.: Body Image 
Teens share their insights on everything from guys' body image to trying to look like Barbie.

Depression 
What it is and what to do about it.

Teen Mental Health 
Stressed? Worried that you're not "normal"? Check these warning signs and find help.

American Atheists 
Official web site of the organization devoted to promoting separation of church and state.

Teens Health 
Medical advice on a broad array of topics from the Nemours Foundation.

Beliefnet for Teens 
Multi-faith e-community designed to offer religious and spiritual information and advice.

Gospel Communications 
A Christian site with both a conversational blog and daily devotionals.

Cutting 
Learn about why some teens hurt themselves by cutting and find out how to get help.

Body Piercing: A Guide for Teens 
Find out the risks of piercing plus useful information for taking care of piercings.

Emotional Health 
The place to go for all the answers to questions about your moods and emotions.

Addiction and Recovery 
Discover the facts about alcohol, tobacco, meth, caffeine, and many other drugs.

WebMD: Teens, Cutting, and Self-Injury 


Cool Spot 
Get a reality check and find out how much drinking is going on in schools, and how to resist peer pressure.

Science Behind Drug Abuse 
Discover how the brain responds to different drugs and other scientific facts.

Take Charge of Your Health 
Learn to make healthy choices with these ideas from the Weight Control Information Network.

Tattooing Information and Guidelines for Tattooists and Consumers 
Information on tattooing safety guidelines from the Minnesota Department of Health.

Food and Fitness 
What's the right weight for your height? How can you eat well in the cafeteria? Find out here.

Nutrition & Fitness 
Learn about sports nutrition, vitamins & minerals, healthy eating, and ways to stay in shape.

ReachOut 
Learn how to help yourself, your friend, or other people in your life when things get hard.


IFYC | Interfaith Youth Core 
The Interfaith Youth Core is an organization dedicated to building bridges across religious barriers, through youth leadership.

God Checker 
Is there a God of Chocolate? Why are there so many Rabbit-In-The-Moon legends? Take a peek at God Checker to research all the amazing gods in all the world's mythologies.

LiveStrong 
It's cool to be healthy so get information on getting fit and eating healthy foods.

National Eating Disorders Association 
Information from an organization dedicated to the prevention and treatment of eating disorders.

Body Image 
From the Eating Disorder Referral and Information Center.

Eating Disorders 
Basic information, links to other sites, and a survivor's wall.

Alateen 
Group for teens whose lives have been affected by someone else's drinking.



Last updated: Apr. 29, 2013
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