Teens

Research shows that adolescents who grow up with high self-esteem are far less likely to abuse drugs or drink, compared with children who grow up without much sense of self-worth.

Teen depression is a serious illness. The benefits of getting help, including taking medications if needed, far outweigh the potential risks.

Children or teens with generalized anxiety disorder often worry a lot about future events, past behaviors, social acceptance, and school performance.

Anorexia nervosa (AN) is eating disorder that is a form of self-starvation. A child or teen with AN has abnormally low body weight, a distorted body image, and an intense fear of gaining weight.

Binge drinking and drug use during adolescence can put mental, emotional and physical health at risk and result in lifelong problems.

Peer pressure can get the best of children and push them to do things that they don't really want to do. Parents can counter it, if they're ready to help with issues related to bullying, anxiety, and more.

By involving teens as full participants in their self-care, they're more likely to choose healthy behaviors throughout their lives.