“1 in 25 teens suffer from depression. Do you know the signs? ”
Depression is still a hidden topic.
Yes its time
Talk about the issues. As hard as it might be, as a matter of fact don’t avoid the difficult topics. Similarly, the activities you suspect they are using to cover up their depression.
Fortunately, there are ways you as a parent can help. Firstly, listen. Don’t shut them down when they talk to you, even if they’re saying negative things about themselves.
One trigger of anxiety and depression is stress. Some stress is good for you. It helps keep you motivated and focused.