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What are the statistics of mental health for teens?

Unfortunately a significant proportion of young people experience mental health difficulties. If you're concerned about your own mental health or that of another young person there are lots of people and places that you can go to get support.

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Hello. So I was just wondering recently, I’m currently dating a 14 year old. We have not, and will not engage in any sexual interaction (no nude photos, no sex, no inappropriate touching, the most we will do is hug). I am 17 years old, turning 18 at the end of the month. She is 14, turning 15 in August. Could our relationship get me into trouble with the law, even if we do not engage in anything sexual?

If your girlfriend is under 16 years of age and you are sexually intimate with her, then you are breaking the law as she is under the age of legal consent. Although there are only three years’ difference between you and your girlfriend, there can be a big difference in maturity and development between the ages of 14 and 17.

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How do I stop worrying when I don't need to?

Reaching out for support when you feel worried can be really helpful.

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I hate my dad lol

How we feel towards different people we know can change over time and talking to other people about how you feel can help you manage strong emotions or find ways to fix a problem.

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What are the main dietary issues for girls my age that have a mum who works full time and doesn't come home till 6, and on top of all of that a little brother to look after?

Diet and nutrition are really important to think about, particularly for children and young women who are growing and need lots of energy.

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What are the things teens get most stressed about?

It’s really normal for teens to feel stressed about what’s going on for them.

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Does Australia have support programmes for teen parents?

Helpful resources for teenage parents

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is it normal to feel put off by the idea of sex. because isn't sex supposed to be some thing that enjoyable? but i don't see it that way. is it normal to not want to have sex? even in the future when i get married, the only reason i would have sex would be to have children. is that normal?

It’s really normal to wonder about this, especially because it can seem like sex is talked about a lot. You may see lots of things about sex in the media, so you might feel you’re surrounded by it. It doesn’t necessarily mean everyone is having sex! Sex is different for each person, and yes – it can...

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what can i do to help me fit in

Navigating social groups can be tricky

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How do you know there is something wrong with you?

It’s perfectly normal to have thoughts and worries that you may need support with.

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what is the average age do people start cyber bullying other people.

Learn more about cyber bullying and resources that can help you out

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i think i am crazy all my doctors are saying i am not though help me

Reaching out for support when your thoughts and feelings are overwhelming.

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what are the statistics of alcohol in young people over the past few years?

Find out some stats about alcohol and young people

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I like this guy which is a close friend of mine, and I'm not sure if he likes me back. How can I tell if he also has feelings for me and should I tell him the way I feel?

If you're developing strong feelings for a friend and don't know if they feel the same, talking about it can help.

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Is it normal to masturbate every day

Masturbation is normal for both genders and how often you do it varies from person to person.

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How do I help someone, who doesn't want it, but needs it?

What to do when somebody needs help but doesn't want to accept it.

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How do you convince your boyfriend to come back while on a break because of depression?

It can be hard not to know where your relationship is going, or to want to be with your boyfriend when you are on a break.

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What is the appropriate age to lose your virginity?

What's the appropriate age to lose your virginity? There's no one answer, but we talk about some important things to think about.

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I'm a 12 year old girl and have a crush on a girl at my school. Is this normal? I'm not homophobic but I'm scared because I think I'm bisexual and I'm only 12.

Having a crush on someone either of the same sex or opposite sex is really normal and lots of 12 year olds have them.

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If I'm on the pill but I miss a day, and have unprotected sex, am I pregnant?

The whole safe sex thing can be quite confusing and scary - especially avoiding pregnancy.

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Why do people bully?

Why do people bully? It can be for lots of different reasons, but no matter what the reason, bullying behaviour is not okay.

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What is mediation?

Mediation is a way to help resolve disputes and reduce conflict

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what subjects should I focus on on school? There's too much to do it all.

In the early stages of high school, it is good to give everything a go to test out what you enjoy

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This work is too hard, what do I do?

If you're struggling at school, ask for help

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Why do I even need to go to English class?

School can sometimes seem boring, but you'll learn skills that you can use across your life

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I just want to hang out with my boyfriend and my friends but he just wants to stay at home by ourselves. It’s getting boring…what do I do?

It's normal for two people in a relationship to have different social needs - negotiating these is the important part

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My parents are separated and I miss my dad. What can I do?

Separation is tough. If you miss one of your parents, how can you tell them how you feel?