Social Media Posts for National Adolescent Health Month

National Adolescent Health Month 2022

Everyone can play a part in promoting healthy behaviors and outcomes for adolescents. Share these messages with your networks. Don't forget to tag OPA on Twitter (@HHSPopAffairs) and use National Adolescent Health Month (NAHM) hashtags in your posts: #NationalAdolescentHealthMonth and #HealthyYouthNAHM.

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National Adolescent Health Month


Tweets:

  • May is #NationalAdolescentHealthMonth! Join @HHSPopAffairs in celebrating young people’s strengths and potential, encouraging youth engagement, and highlighting topics in #AdolescentHealth. https://bit.ly/3MrLUmx #HealthyYouthNAHM
  • During #NationalAdolescentHealthMonth, help adolescents build on their strengths, overcome barriers to accessing services and resources, and make healthy and informed decisions. https://bit.ly/3MrLUmx #HealthyYouthNAHM @HHSPopAffairs


Newsletter blurb:

Help youth reach their full potential during NAHM
May is National Adolescent Health Month. Join the Office of Population Affairs in celebrating young people’s strengths and potential, encouraging youth engagement, and highlighting key topics in adolescent health. Parents, caregivers, youth-serving professionals, and healthcare providers can empower youth to make decisions about their own health and become leaders in their communities. During NAHM, help adolescents build on their strengths, overcome barriers to accessing services and resources, and make healthy and informed decisions.

Empower youth with sexual and reproductive health information and services


Tweets:

  • It is critical to give teens the sexual and reproductive health information and services they need to make informed decisions about their health. This #NationalAdolescentHealthMonth learn more from @HHSPopAffairs. https://bit.ly/3MrLUmx #HealthyYouthNAHM
  • During adolescence, youth grow physically, try new activities, begin to think more critically, and develop more complex relationships. Learn how to connect youth to sexual and reproductive health services and information. https://bit.ly/3MrLUmx #HealthyYouthNAHM @HHSPopAffairs


Newsletter blurb:

During NAHM, empower youth with sexual and reproductive health information and services
Join the Office of Population Affairs during National Adolescent Health Month to give teens the sexual and reproductive health information and services they need to make informed decisions about their health. During adolescence, youth grow physically, try new activities, begin to think more critically, and develop more varied and complex relationships. Ensuring adolescent health requires giving youth the sexual and reproductive health information and services they need to empower healthy decision-making.

Support mental health and well-being


Tweets:

  • #MentalHealth is an essential part of overall health. Supporting adolescents’ mental health can help address societal concerns and strengthen young people's resilience. Learn more during #NationalAdolesentHealthMonth. https://bit.ly/3MrLUmx @HHSPopAffairs #HealthyYouthNAHM
  • In 2019, one in three high school students and half of female students reported persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness. Find resources from @HHSPopAffairs to help support youth #MentalHealth. https://bit.ly/3MrLUmx #NationalAdolescentHealthMonth #HealthyYouthNAHM


Newsletter blurb:

During NAHM, support adolescent mental health and well-being
Mental health is an essential part of overall health. Join the Office of Population Affairs to support adolescent mental health and well-being during National Adolescent Health Month. Young people can face social and economic inequality, discrimination, violence, and other factors that can affect mental health, and the COVID-19 pandemic has compounded existing mental health issues. Supporting adolescents’ mental health can help to strengthen their resilience.

Encourage physical health and healthy decision-making


Tweets:

  • During adolescence, youth begin to take more responsibility for their #PhysicalHealth. They can learn to make healthy food choices, be physically active, and engage in their own healthcare. https://bit.ly/3MrLUmx #NationalAdolescentHealthMonth #HealthyYouthNAHM @HHSPopAffairs
  • Parents, caregivers, and youth-serving adults can encourage and support physical health and healthy decision-making during adolescence. https://bit.ly/3MrLUmx #NationalAdolescentHealthMonth #HealthyYouthNAHM @HHSPopAffairs


Newsletter blurb:

During NAHM, encourage physical health and healthy decision-making
Join the Office of Population Affairs during National Adolescent Health Month to encourage adolescents’ physical health and healthy decision-making. Youth begin to take more responsibility for their physical health during adolescence. They can learn to make healthy food choices, be physically active, limit social media use, and engage in their own healthcare, including making healthcare appointments and staying up to date on vaccinations. Parents, caregivers, and youth-serving adults can encourage and support adolescents during this time.

Sustain equitable, accessible, youth-friendly services


Tweets:

  • Access to healthcare is essential. It is important for parents, caregivers, and healthcare providers to help adolescents learn to navigate the healthcare system. https://bit.ly/3MrLUmx #NationalAdolescentHealthMonth #HealthyYouthNAHM @HHSPopAffairs
  • Healthcare providers should offer welcoming and youth-friendly care by providing accessible locations/hours, creating a respectful environment, and ensuring confidential one-on-one conversations. https://bit.ly/3MrLUmx #NationalAdolescentHealthMonth #HealthyYouthNAHM @HHSPopAffairs


Newsletter blurb:

During NAHM, sustain equitable, accessible, youth-friendly services
Join the Office of Population Affairs during National Adolescent Health Month to sustain equitable, accessible, youth-friendly services. Young peopleespecially those with chronic conditions and disabilitiescan experience serious gaps in care as they get older. Young people who experience homelessness, foster care, and the juvenile justice system and who live in mixed immigration status households can have a difficult time obtaining healthcare. Because access to healthcare services is essential, it is important for parents, caregivers, and healthcare providers to help adolescents learn to navigate the healthcare system.

NAHM Newsletters

The OPA Bulletin shares timely information on adolescent health, sexual and reproductive health, and OPA grant programs. NAHM editions of this newsletter will be added below after release. To get this information sooner, subscribe to updates from OPA.