Did you know that Teen Dating Violence can be more than just physical violence? It can include emotional, sexual, or even digital abuse.
A 2013 study reported 64% of surveyed teens experienced moderate or extreme stress in the past month, and 13% of teens say they experienced extreme stress levels. This statistic is drastically higher than the rates of adults experiencing extreme stress.
Electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), or e-cigarettes, are battery powered devices used to deliver nicotine and flavored oils in the form of an aerosol. Most e-Cigarettes contain nicotine, which is highly addictive and can harm brain development, which continues until approximately age 25.
Child Health Day, a national event proclaimed by President Calvin Coolidge in 1928, celebrates its 90th observance this year. Governor Haslam has set aside the week to focus on improving the health and well-being of our children across the state.
- You hear one student call another by an ugly racial slur
- You see several students trip and shove a student they think is gay
- You receive a tweet that describes a female student’s body with sexually shaming language
What should you do?
Getting routine shots from your doctor is never fun, but getting HPV is worse.
Protect yourself by getting vaccinated. The HPV Vaccine is cancer prevention. Ask your doctor about what you can do to stay safe, or call 865-215-5000 to schedule a vaccination appointment at the Health Department.