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Good advice may save your life. Finding the right things to say to your youth who is going through a rough time is something that every Parent dreads. You don’t want to push your child away. You don’t want to lie about the situation. Really, you just want your kid to be happy.  Often times though Good Advice  comes from someone who is not so personally and emotionally invested. I know that sounds unreal.

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But when we’re emotional clarity goes out the window. Sometimes, someone on the outside has a better view or understanding of the matter at hand and can give unbiased advice. If your teenager is  struggling with depression, it’s not something that you want to tackle on your own. If you do not have enough information.

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That doesn’t mean that you have to give up on being part of the solution. Quite the opposite, it means that you MUST be part of the solution by finding a source. Who can help you and your teen through the difficulties of despair “But where?” You ask.

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Speak to a psychologist

Not everyone is a fan of this option. In fact, most people shy away from it. But it’s a viable option to let your child have contact with someone who knows how to deal with a depressed teen. It may also help your teen open up about the things that he or she is feeling, without the fear of rejection. With that said, it is your child who ultimately will need to make that decision, but it’s a good decision to support and encourage your adolescent to make. Find Good Advice may save your teen life

Dear David,. A friend and I are both living in the same house with two other roommates while going to college. We are often quite stressed, and talk about it, but last year I learned that this friend was participating in self-harm by cutting. She says


Read, read, read

There are many books on the market about depression and tons of resources on the internet, completely free that take on the subject and even offer help. It’s always a good idea to read books not only on how to help your child but to read books on how to help you. If you are not well-prepared, stable or understanding enough, your help may be very limited in the end.

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Speak to someone who has been through depression themselves.

Speaking to someone who has been through depression may help shed some light on how the condition actually works. You want your teen to recognize and acknowledge that they are not to blame for being “faulty”, and that depression can strike anyone – even the rich and famous. That also means that anyone (and everyone) is worth saving from depression.

A healthy dose of perspective goes a long way in helping to make better decisions, for you and your teenager. Truly love your child. Not because you want to fix him or her. Depressed teens require love, care, kindness and understanding that is not insincere at heart. Offer your help, but don’t push too hard, wait for your teen to trust in your support (and give him or her reason to) and then prepare yourself for the moment when your help is asked.