Personal & Social Issues Resources

In addition to the assistance provided through the counseling department, Lebanon High School offers those in need the S.T.A. R. program. The S.T.A.R. program (Students Troubled and At-Risk) gives parents, teachers, and students the ability to confidentially refer individuals that they feel are in need of help because of drug and alcohol issues, mental health concerns or varied other reasons. To refer someone, please speak to one of the school counselors or complete a S.T.A.R. referral form that is available in the high school office.

Understanding Depression
http://www.lessons4living.com/depression.htm
Explains the difference between normal emotional lows and this serious disease. Includes a simple online assessment to see if you are depressed,

Youth Suicide Prevention Information
http://www.save.org
Information related to youth suicide, its causes, danger signs and prevention.

Black Board On-line
http://www.glsen.org/cgi-bin/iowa/all/home/index.html
Informative site on a variety of issues of interest to gay and lesbian students.

Change Your Mind About Mental Health
http://www.apahelpcenter.org/featuredtopics/feature.php?id=37
Site sponsored by the American Psychological Association approaches mental health concerns from the young adult’s point of view. It’s designed to help teens assess their own concerns and decide whether professional help is needed. Anecdotes and examples make serious mental health problems easier to identify and understand.

Eating Disorders
http://www.anred.com
Collection of informative articles collected by various non profit organizations.

My Sister’s Place
http://www.mysistersplaceny.org
Information and resources on domestic violence and date abuse compiled by a women’s shelter.

Alanon/Alateen
http://www.al-anon.alateen.org
This site contains basic information about this organization which assists adults and teens with alcohol related concerns. It includes 20 questions designed to help you decide whether or not you need Al-Anon, 20 questions designed to help teenagers decide whether or not Alateen is for them.

Web of Addictions
http://www.well.com/user/woa
The Web of Addictions is dedicated to providing accurate information about alcohol and other drug addictions. It has links to treatment organizations and organizations promoting prevention of substance abuse.

Partnership for a Drug-Free America
http://www.drugfree.org
Tips for raising drug-free teens, latest news about various drugs- what all parents should know, national surveys, and real stories.

Safe Teens
http://www.safeteens.com
Provides information on internet safety, date rape, and harassment.

Internet Safety Tips
http://www.safeteens.com

Resources for Lebanon County
http://www.lebcounty.org/depts/MHIDEI/Pages/default.aspx

Psychological Resources
http://www.psycom.net/bookstore.html