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School Pressures

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Losing your virginity

Learn about being ready for sex and the common myths that people believe.

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When life sucks and you feel like shit

Life can be rough sometimes, and most people, at one time or another, feel really awful. Learn about why this happens and and what you can do about it.

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What to do if you are being bullied

There are many things you can do to stop bullying. Learn the facts on how you can try and work it out yourself or ask someone else to help.

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Peer pressure

Almost everyone is affected by peer pressure at some point. Learn about how it could affect you and what you can do about it.

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What to do if someone you know is being bullied

Learn what bullying is and what to do if you think someone is being bullied.

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At some time or another, everyone experiences stress. Learn all about stress and how to manage it.

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Do I want a relationship?

Is being in a relationship right for you, right now? Weigh up being single vs being in a relationship.

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Coping with bad grades

Your grades don't mean that your future is hopeless. Learn some ways that can help you manage the situation.

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Suicidal thoughts: wanting to end your life

If you are feeling suicidal, it's important that you keep yourself safe. It is possible to get through these times. Here are some suggestions to help.

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Thinking about having sex

Being sexual is an important personal choice. Learn about deciding when to have a sexual relationship and about having safe sex.

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