Concerns about teen health often focus on mental health, safe sex behaviors, smoking, alcohol use and drug use.

Mental health conditions such as anxiety or depression can affect children of all ages, including teens. Learn the possible warning signs and find out how treatments can help.

Sexual activity is another health concern for teens. Your child needs accurate information about sexual health and safe sex behaviors. But it's just as important to talk with your child about feelings, attitudes and values to help your teen become a sexually responsible adult.

If your concerns about your teen's health include smoking and tobacco products, help your teen understand the consequences of smoking and how to resist these substances. Also learn practical tips to stop teen smoking if that's already an issue. If alcohol or drugs are a concern, learn more about teen alcohol and drug misuse.

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Aug. 23, 2023