Growing up is hard. But staying healthy shouldn’t be. Teen Health Week is a global campaign to help thirteen- to nineteen-year-olds take charge of their health by building a solid framework for dealing with complicated emotions, mental health issues, and problems in school, at home and at work.
Teens need guidance and support to build this foundation. So we’ve rounded up some of our favorite resources to help teens better understand their own health and make informed health care choices all year long.
Health Care Transition for Youth and Families (GotTransition.org)
Health Services for Children, Adolescents and Young Adults (DHHS Office of Adolescent Health)
Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration/SAMHSA)
Youth-Oriented Suicide Prevention (National Suicide Prevention Lifeline)
LGBTQ Suicide Hotline (TREVOR Project)
Physical Activity Guidelines (Move Your Way Campaign)
Become a Smokefree Teen (Smokefree.gov)
How Drugs Effect the Brain and Body (National Institute on Drug Abuse for Teens)
Drug Facts: Alcohol (National Institute on Drug Abuse for Teens)
Underage Drinking: Myths vs. Facts (SAMHSA)
Drug Facts: Marijuana (National Institute on Drug Abuse for Teens)
Above the Influence (Partnership For Drug Free Kids)
Tips For Teens: Marijuana (SAMHSA)