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Teenager  Depression

Bravery is a term use for someone who had the courage to keep going. Depression can be scary to deal with, especially if your teenager is the irrational or impulsive kind and you don’t understand what is going on.“Mental pain is less dramatic than physical pain, but it is more common and also more hard to bear. The frequent attempt to conceal mental pain increases the burden: it is easier to say “My tooth is aching” than to say “My heart is broken.”
― C.S. Lewis, The Problem of Pain.

How to get through Depression takes support and bravery

How to get through Depression takes support and bravery

Case Study  top stories.

I wrote about Misty earlier. She is 12 years old and desperately wants her father’s love and attention. Misty overdosed on pills to get the attention. Support and bravery Misty is alive today to tell her story.

Case Study 2 –

Maria is from Mexico, just 14 years old. It take bravery to risk crossing the border. She speaks no English and has to communicate through an interpreter which she detests. Suffered from being bully at school. These  daily taunts led to an attempted suicide-by-hanging in the bathroom of her school. Through support has seen some improvement, but has returned to our facility three times already. She’s now in Child protective  custody and they are looking for a suitable placement for her.

Support and Bravery story

Case Study 3 –

Lisa is a 15-year-old teenage girl who has struggled with depression for a very long time. She’s been in and out of just about every hospital since she was 8 years old and none of them want to re-admit her again. Sometime last year she started cutting secretly. She mostly keeps to herself. Her father described her as stupid, misunderstanding her condition.He therefore denied her medical attention and medication which could greatly benefit Lisa. The knowledge that her father believes this about her made her felt worthless and dejected.

Brave teens need support

Case Study 4 –

16-year-old Mike is very angry and  at everyone. Eespecially towards his parents who feel the brunt of his rage. He’s often hit holes into the walls. His mom and dad, who are divorced, have just had enough. It seems that the divorce made hime more anger. As he often blames his parents for not caring about him. He recently started cutting himself and feels rejected by his peers and girls around him.

How to get through Depression takes support and bravery

How to get through Depression takes support and bravery

Teenage depression is not something one should brush off lightly. It’s certainly not easy to deal with and a depressed teen need lots of support. “A brave man acknowledges the strength of others.” ― Veronica Roth

Depression take support and bravery

Dealing with teenagers may not be easy however, giving up on your child is likely to make him feel even more abandoned and rejected.   Depression is a complex condition by nature and trying to understand it is much like trying to make your way to the eye of the tornado. You have to brave the bad conditions to reach clarity, and even then, at any moment the bad weather may return. Depression can suck anyone under, even more so a teenager. Be part of the change and remain strong as parents or guardians for the sake of your child.