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Health and Wellness for Teen Girls and Women with Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders

Family Resource Brief

Here you will find links to care, services, and support and learn more about getting healthy and taking care of yourself during recovery. A separate section presents websites for teens.

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For Teens

Learn more about health and wellness for teen girls and women with mental health and substance use disorders.

Need more information? Use the collection of resources that NCEMCH staff have put together for you and your family.


Health and Wellness for Teen Girls and Women with Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders: Family Resource Brief. (August 2014) (Updated: March 2017).

Authors: Marcia S. Roth, M.P.H., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Department of Maternal and Child Health; Amanda Allman, LCSWA, M.P.H., M.S.W., Hope Services, LLC and North Carolina Institute for Public Health, Breanne C. Wilhite, B.S.​
Contributors: Dorothy Cilenti, DrPH, M.P.H., M.S.W., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Department of Maternal and Child Health and National MCH Workforce Development Center; Sarah Verbiest, DrPH, M.P.H., M.S.W., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Center for Maternal and Infant Health and Every Woman Southeast; Mellanye Lackey, M.S.I., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Health Sciences Library; Susan Brune Lorenzo, M.L.S., NCEMCH.
Reviewers: Tarsha Cavanaugh, Ph.D., Health Resources and Services Administration Office of Women's Health; Women's Integrated Systems for Health (WISH) Technical Expert Panel, including several members with lived experience with a mental, emotional, or behavioral health condition; Jolene Bertness, M.Ed., NCEMCH; Rochelle Mayer, Ed.D., National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health; Olivia K. Pickett, M.A., M.L.S., NCEMCH.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.