During adolescence, teens are subject to a number of physical and emotional changes. This is an important period of development. However, it also presents many health risks. Fortunately, there are many resources available to help teens stay healthy.
Teen Health Week takes place each year to raise awareness of teen health issues. The event focuses on a different topic each day. It encourages teens to take control of their health and encourages organizations to develop programs to address specific teen health needs.
Teen Health Week aims to empower teens to make a difference in their communities. It also helps teens take charge of their mental health.
Teenagers have a growing number of health problems. They are at increased risk of developing sexually transmitted infections, sexually transmitted diseases, and unintended pregnancies. Teenagers are also at increased risk of addiction.
Teens are also at risk of injury, abuse, and suicide. To prevent these problems, parents should talk with their teens about safety issues. They should also make sure they have access to the information and resources they need.
Teenagers have access to health services at school. They can also receive confidential services from any of the five main Florida Department of Health departments. These services include school health services (SHS), school nurses, and community health providers.
Teens can also receive treatment for substance abuse. Frequently misused substances include marijuana, alcohol, and prescription medications. These substances can be addictive, damage reasoning skills, and increase the risk of social and medical risks.