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Mental healthEnglishPsychiatryTeen (13-18 years)NANAConditions and diseases;Healthy living and preventionTeen (13-18 years)NALanding Page (Overview)Learning Hub<p>Learn how to support your mental health and well-being and how to recognize and manage various mental health conditions, with multimedia resources including articles, animations and guided meditations.<br></p><p>Learn how to support your mental health and well-being and how to recognize and manage various mental health conditions, with multimedia resources including articles, animations and guided meditations.</p>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/teen_mentalhealth1.jpg<div class="collection-nav-item"> <a href="/mentalhealth">Home</a></div><div class="collection-nav-item"> <a href="/mentalhealth?topic=mentalhealthAZ">Mental health A-Z</a></div><div class="collection-nav-item"> <a href="/mentalhealth?topic=animations">Animations</a></div><div class="collection-nav-item"> <a href="/mentalhealth?topic=guidedmeditations">Guided meditations</a></div>

 

 

Mental health A-ZMental health A-ZMental health A-ZMEnglishPsychiatryTeen (13-18 years)NANANATeen (13-18 years)NA2019-03-29T04:00:00ZLanding PageCollection Hub<p>Resources for teens to help you support your mental health and general wellbeing. Learn how to keep yourself healthy mentally and physically, how to adjust to life with a chronic condition, the signs and symptoms of eating disorders and how to cope with trauma.</p><p>Resources for teens to help you support your mental health and general wellbeing. Learn how to keep yourself healthy mentally and physically, how to adjust to life with a chronic condition, the signs and symptoms of eating disorders and how to cope with trauma.</p><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h2 class="panel-title">Wellbeing</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>The everyday pressures of home, school and your social life can put a strain on your mental wellbeing. Find out how a healthy sleep routine, physical activity, balanced nutrition and screen time limits can boost your mental health and overall wellbeing.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h3>Sleep</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3632&language=English">Sleep and your mental health: Overview</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3633&language=English">Sleep and mental health: Sorting out your sleep routine</a></li></ol></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h3>Physical activity</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3783&language=English">Physical activity and mental health: Overview</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3784&language=English">Physical activity and mental health: Types of physical activity</a></li></ol></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h3>Nutrition and mental health</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3773&language=English">Nutrition and mental health: The basics of a healthy diet</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3774&language=English">Nutrition and mental health: Developing positive eating habits</a></li></ol></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h3>Screen time and social media</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3775&language=English">Screen time for teens: Overview</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3776&language=English">Setting limits and staying safe with screen time</a></li></ol></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h3>Stress and resilience</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3777&language=English">Stress and health</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3778&language=English">How to become more resilient</a></li></ol></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h3>Values</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3840&language=English">Identifying your values</a></li></ol></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h2 class="panel-title">Anxiety disorders</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Everyone feels anxious or nervous at some point. An anxiety disorder is when anxious feelings interfere with your everyday routine. Learn about the signs and symptoms of anxiety disorders and how they can be treated.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3810&language=English">Anxiety and anxiety disorders</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h2 class="panel-title">Obsessive compulsive disorder</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) occurs when a person has troubling and intrusive thoughts and/or follows repetitive or strict routines to feel less worried. Learn about the signs and symptoms of OCD it's diagnosed and treated.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3808&language=English">Obsessive compulsive disorder</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h2 class="panel-title">Bipolar disorder</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>When a person has bipolar disorder, they alternate between periods of low and elevated moods for days, weeks or months at a time. Learn more about bipolar disorder including the symptoms of manic and depressive episodes, and how medications, therapy and lifestyle changes can help.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3844&language=English">Bipolar disorder: Overview</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3845&language=English">Bipolar disorder: Treatment and coping methods</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h2 class="panel-title">Suicide and self-harm</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Thoughts of suicide and self-harm behaviours often result from overwhelming emotional pain. Learn what causes suicidal thoughts and behaviours, and what you can do to find supports.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3834&language=English">Suicide and self-harm</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h2 class="panel-title">Mental health and chronic conditions</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Being diagnosed with a chronic condition and learning how to manage it can affect your daily routines and your mental health. Discover how you can support your mental health and wellbeing while adjusting to life with a chronic condition.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3779&language=English">Supporting your mental health and wellbeing</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3780&language=English">Adjusting to life with a chronic condition</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h2 class="panel-title">Substance use disorder</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Substance use is the use of alcohol, tobacco and drugs for pleasure or enjoyment. Learn about the symptoms and risk factors of substance use disorder, and what treatments and supports are available.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3841&language=English">Substance use and substance use disorder</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h2 class="panel-title">Eating disorders</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Eating disorders can impact your mental as well as physical health, and can also affect your family. Find out about the symptoms and treatment of anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder and binge eating disorder, and how you can help yourself during recovery.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h3>Anorexia nervosa</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3785&language=English">Anorexia nervosa: Overview</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3786&language=English">Anorexia nervosa: Treatment and long-term outcomes</a></li></ol></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h3>Bulimia nervosa</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3787&language=English">Bulimia nervosa: Overview</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3788&language=English">Bulimia nervosa: Treatment and long-term outcomes</a></li></ol></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h3>Avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID)</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3789&language=English">Avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID): Overview</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3790&language=English">Avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID): Treatment and long-term outcomes</a></li></ol></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h3>Binge eating disorder</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3791&language=English">Binge eating disorder (BED): Overview</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3792&language=English">Binge eating disorder (BED): Treatment and long-term outcomes</a></li></ol></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h2 class="panel-title">Trauma</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Many young people experience traumatic events. Learn about the potential reactions to trauma, when to see a health-care professional and the different treatments and coping methods available.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3781&language=English">Trauma: Overview</a></li><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3793&language=English">Trauma: Treatment and coping methods</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span><h2 class="panel-title">Somatization</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Somatization involves expressing distress through physical symptoms. Find out about the mind-body connection, signs of somatization and how to get help for your symptoms.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3772&language=English">Somatization</a></li></ol></div>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/teen_mentalhealth1.jpgmentalhealthAZ<p>Production and maintenance of these articles were made possible in part by an educational grant provided by the Medical Psychiatry Alliance. SickKids is grateful for the generous support of our corporate partners but does not endorse specific products or services, nor receive any editorial direction from its sponsors.</p>