The Big Picture is a dynamic health education and community outreach initiative that is solely written and performed by and for adolescent youth. Based on data from the Centers for Disease Control CDC Youth Risk Behavior Survey, this youth initiative addresses the current trends and health-related issues facing teenagers today, with a focus on positive behavioral and health choices. Every year we transport high school health students to the theater to watch a daytime performance of this important play.
For girls, the brain reaches its largest physical size around 11 years old and for boys, the brain reaches its largest physical size around age Of course, this difference in age does not mean either boys or girls are smarter than one another! For both boys and girls, although your brain may be as large as it will ever be, your brain doesn't finish developing and maturing until your mid- to lates.
Share This Event. Case managers, social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, licensed professional counselors, educators, school personnel, mental health professionals, clinicians, nurses, health and human service practitioners and other interested health care professionals. In this event participants will enjoy a minute play prepared by students from Northwest School of the Arts with vignettes about teen health issues including: dating violence, bullying, substance use, mental health and sexual health.
Teens who spend more than two hours a day on the Internet are at much higher risk of high blood pressure than are low-Internet users. Connecting with other teens online may be fun. But spending too much time on the Internet could lead to health problems, a new study reports. Heavy Internet use appears able to put teens at serious risk of high blood pressure, it finds.
Teen Guide to Getting Help : This guide contains information on common issues facing teens and where to get help. See It and Stop It Campaign - This site was created by teens in Massachusetts to help other teens identify teen dating violence, help victims and abusers get help, and take action to end teen relationship violence. Health Search all NYC.
My first major depressive episode happened when I was 13 years old. It felt like someone turned the lights out on my life, leaving me in complete and total darkness. The hopelessness and alienation that I felt was definitely outside of the norm for me — it was gut-wrenching, physically painful — but despite the very clear shift, I was left to figure it out on my own.
The teen years can be extremely tough and depression affects teenagers far more often than many of us realize. However, while depression is highly treatable, most depressed teens never receive help. Help is available—and you have more power over your mood than you may think.
Are there increasing levels of mental health issues amongst young people? Or is teenage angst the same as it ever was? But are these levels worse than before, or are these the usual levels of teenage angst?
In this issue Mental Health Academy — Develop a foundation in mental health literacy for you and your students Community Highlight — Nova Scotia school-based mental health initiatives Welcome to another edition of the TeenMentalHealth. Feel free to join […]. Feel free to join the conversation by sharing questions, feedback, photos, or ideas for future editions. The importance of using the […].