Angelina County & Cities Health District has collected the following useful links for supporting healthier children. If you have a question or need assistance, please call (936) 633-0661 to schedule an appointment.
Bullying is never ok. StopBullying.gov includes resources for kids and teens.
It's never too early to protect your teeth and gums from decay. CDC.gov details tips for protecting your teeth at all ages and stages.
Drugs & Alcohol
Ninety percent of addictions begin during the teen years. DrugFree.org provides information about connecting with teens, spotting signs and addressing drug use.
Speaking to kids about information shared and found on the internet can help keep them safe.
Suicide Ayuda En Español: 1-888-628-9454
Suicide is the second leading cause of death for people between the ages of 10 and 24. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline offers help for survivors and people challenged with overwhelming thoughts. Free, confidential support is available 24/7 at 1-800-273-8255. Specialized help for the deaf or hard of hearing is available by calling 1-800-799-4889.
HealthyChildren.org compiled a list of factors that could contribute to teen suicide.
It's important for kids to check in with a pediatrician throughout growing years for screenings, assessments and recommendations. HealthyChildren.org compiled a recommended schedule for well-child visits.