Being trapped inside, unable to see friends and extended family, can have an adverse effect on your child. Especially the youth who may be struggling mental illness.
Important to know, These Zoom live video events can bring a little comfort for the youth who misses their extended family. These are tough times.
While you may feel tempted to quit therapy without talking to your therapist, this is not a good idea. Let them know your issues.
If you find yourself spending so much time on your devices that your social life has suffered tremendously, you might want to consider cutting back.
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.