(Des Moines) State health officials are launching a new website, aimed at teenagers. Spokesperson Mary Green says it’ll cover a wide range of topics and offer counseling.
“We really thought it would be nice for the teens to have that teen counselor available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. That’s on the phone, but if that doesn’t work for them or they’re uncomfortable on the phone, we do have a live chat feature for that, but that’s just for weekdays from eight in the morning to eight p.m.,” stated Green.
The new website, www.lamincontrol.org , features blogs written by experts and teens on subjects of critical interest to teens, such as drugs and alcohol abuse, suicide, bullying, body image, sexual health, and life skills.
Iowa Radio Network
December 26, 2012