Good Advice MAY SAVE YOUR TEEN LIFE
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.
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.
Good Advice may save your teen
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.
Good advice may save your teen life medically speaking
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. psychcentral.com Find Good Advice may save your teen life
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Good Advice MAY SAVE YOUR LIFE
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.
Good Advice MAY SAVE YOUR TEEN LIFE
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.
There is a wealth of information and resources online and in books for parents who need help and information. It’s great that it’s there if need be!
It really helps talking to other parents or people who have kids the same age. You can share advice with each other. I find that kids will listen to other adults more than their parents sometimes.
This is great advise. We have thought to do this for our son as he seems to be struggling a bit because he is so shy.
Finding someone who isn’t emotionally invested in the situation and who is on the outside is probably the best idea. Speaking from personal experience it can be some of the best advice you get! These are all fantastic tips and resources to seek out 🙂
Great resources! I bet they’ll come in handy for many parents.
Teens who are undergoing some depression must be treated with understanding. They are still too young to process their emotions and would need all the help they can get from their immediate family, from professionals and support groups.
Depression is such a serious matter. We need to reach out to anyone suffering and leave no stone unturned. Teen suicide is something no parent should have to deal with.
Faye Wilkerson, We need to continue to bring awareness & support suicide prevention. It starts with you and me spreading the word one day at a time.
Great info! In this kind of times teen suicides are climbing up, this information can definitely help a lot.
Great info. I don’t have any teens yet but I’m glad when I do there is so much info, and help out there if needed!
Getting help from a professional is a smart idea. It also helps to research from the internet.
wow! this was informative and i’m sure many parents will find this of use!
You’re right, we do things for our teens because we love them. Who better to help than those who are closest to them.
Being a teen isn’t easy these days. It’s also not easy for their parents. I think the internet is a great place to meet other parents and share what you are going through and to find the same type of outlets for the teens.
Yes! Having a trusted adult or mentor in their lives makes a difference. As parents we want to coddle and help and nurture, I’ve found having someone that’s not as emotionally attached will help them be more open and secure.