Social Media Posts for National Adolescent Health Month

Logo: National Adolescent Health Month. #NationalAdolescentHealthMonth #HealthyYouthNAHM

Everyone can play a part in promoting healthy behaviors and outcomes for adolescents. OPA adapted these NAHM social media posts to share adolescent health information with your networks throughout the year. Don't forget to tag OPA on Twitter (@HHSPopAffairs).

Empower youth with sexual and reproductive health information and services


Tweets:

  • It is critical to give teens the sexual and #ReproductiveHealth information and services they need to make informed decisions about their health. Learn more from @HHSPopAffairs. https://opa.hhs.gov/NAHM/resources
  • 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 #ReproductiveHealth services and information. https://opa.hhs.gov/NAHM/resources @HHSPopAffairs


Newsletter blurb:

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. https://opa.hhs.gov/NAHM/resources @HHSPopAffairs
  • 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://opa.hhs.gov/NAHM/resources


Newsletter blurb:

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. 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://opa.hhs.gov/NAHM/resources @HHSPopAffairs
  • Parents, caregivers, and youth-serving adults can encourage and support physical health and healthy decision-making during adolescence. https://opa.hhs.gov/NAHM/resources @HHSPopAffairs


Newsletter blurb:

Encourage physical health and healthy decision-making
Join the Office of Population Affairs 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's important for parents, caregivers, and healthcare providers to help adolescents learn to navigate the healthcare system. https://opa.hhs.gov/NAHM/resources @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://opa.hhs.gov/NAHM/resources @HHSPopAffairs


Newsletter blurb:

Sustain equitable, accessible, youth-friendly services
Join the Office of Population Affairs 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. Access to healthcare services is essential, and it's important for parents, caregivers, and healthcare providers to help adolescents learn to navigate the healthcare system.

NAHM 2022 Newsletters

The OPA Bulletin shares timely information on adolescent health, sexual and reproductive health, and OPA grant programs. NAHM editions of this newsletter are below. To get this information upon release in 2023, subscribe to updates from OPA.