Mental and Emotional Health
As a teenager, it can be difficult to take the steps necessary to improve or maintain your health. It is important to take care of yourself, because your health affects every other part of your life. Mental, emotional and physical health are connected, so you cannot focus on one and neglect the others. If you do not have a healthy relationship with yourself, you cannot have healthy relationships with others. Discussed in this section is mental, physical and emotional health. Also provided, are tips to improve your health in each area.
Anxiety, Stress, Depression and Emotions
It’s normal to not “feel like yourself” every so often. But, when these feelings last longer than a couple of days and interfere with your life, it is a sign that something isn’t right and that you should get help. Sometimes, when teens display unusual or undesirable behavior, it is attributed to “being a teenager”. However, it is important to be able to differentiate between a bad mood, and something serious.Link to page
Self-Esteem and Self-Efficacy
Sometimes it can be difficult to feel good about yourself. We all have moments where we feel as if we could be or do better. This is especially true when going through the challenges of adolescence. During this time, teens can typically experience downward shifts in their self-image. The media (and sometimes your friends) is constantly presenting you with information that can cause you to feel bad about yourself. When a person has a positive view of themselves, negative influences have no power. It is important to have patience with yourself, learn from mistakes and focus on your strengths.Link to page