Times of crisis can bring families together, but we should in fact promote closeness all the time.
Parents who spend time with their child may be able to see if the child is struggling with depression.
Take a walk around the block and talk to your kids about the highlights of your day.
If you’re a parent reading this, please keep an open mind and listening ear. Be willing to help in any way you can and help to create a healthy home environment for your teen.
Parental acceptance and recognition are powerful tools to developing self-love. As you encourage them towards being the best they can be, don’t compare them to others
Teachers can even benefit from training to help them identify the signs of stress, depression, and other issues, and so can intervene.
Remember that, although stress and especially depression are serious, they can be treated.
Shame: I’ve failed as a parent!
Depression is a complicated condition; the experts are still debating the causes. Blaming yourself for your loved one’s depression doesn’t help anyone
In truth, to explain honestly, it’s sad that I feel the need to justify and explain how serious an issue depression is for teens and even younger children