Teenage E-book guide do you know the signs of despair. Teen years filled with growth and expectations. This can make this a very confusing times. Even for the strongest child. Have you taught about why your youth sleep so much? Do you want to know why your child is so angry? How about cyberbullying what will you say? All here. Read if you dare to face your fears. “Love can change a person the way a parent can change a baby- awkwardly, and often with a great deal of mess.” ― Lemony Snicket. It’s going to be ok remember .
How to guide teens struggling with depression know signs
- Anger outbursts and irritability.
- Decreased energy / fatigue / inability to concentrate
- Decreased desire to do things that previously gave joy.
- Wayward sleeping patterns (too much sleep or insomnia)
- Anxiety (and its symptoms include nervous tensions, stomach upsets, nail biting, memory loss)
- Sadness that seems out of place and lasts throughout the day.
- Unexplained constant body pain can also be linked to depression
How it manifests in your teen
Your youth will get angry and their behavior may seems as the “typical Teenage Phase”. Clinical depression is on the rise compared to previous years. Doctors and medical personnel’s beginning to acknowledge that they are suffering. There’s resources dedicated to studying and researching the condition in teenagers. As awareness grows, more and more help is available. For teenagers suffering from depression.
If you think your teen is suffering from mental illness and his symptoms are consistent. Don’t take lightly. Your support will be needed. Ignoring the signs of depression in your child makes matters worse. Work together as a family to help your teen through this trying time. Let your child know daily you love her.
Thanks for sharing this important information!
It starts with teens and the many problems they have to go through. I was so secluded when I was a teenager that looking back I think I was depressed. Teens need more peer groups that they can feel a part of so they can have someone to talk to at all times.
Kita, Glad you like and yes more peer groups. I was with a friend at the Caribbean American Movers & Shaker these young ladies “Phoenix-GRIE” ( Facebook )a peer group exclusive ….They are confident, smart and Parents are involved. Located here in Atlanta Georgia.
Such important information for any parent. Great to list out the symptoms so parents can see if there is a change in their child’s behavior.
Great info, thanks for sharing! People tend to brush off teen attitudes to hormones, but it’s really great to know how to pick up on the signs of depression.
Great resource for young folks that deal with depression! Thanks for sharing the meaning.
Good info. Thank you for sharing. It is always important to see signs.
Thanks for the great resource on teenage depression, it’s an important issue that we have to look out for in our teens.
Thanks for sharing Patrice, so much to keep in mind as our children grow into their own person…
This is so necessary, with so much bullying going on in the schools. With so many kids killing themselves, this is a needed tool for parents. There is no handbook but every little bit helps.
This is a great post! Thank you for this informative piece. Our teens are in a precious space and need more nurturing now than ever.
Great info Patrice! Parents and teachers need to keep a close eye on teens these days. With the Internet I think teens are harassed even more then back in our day, and that can quickly lead to them feeling quite depressed.
Lovely guide. I think the teenage years are one of the hardest times of anybody’s life.
This is such a hard time for teenagers for multiple reasons. I dread these times, thankfully I have a little bit of time left. Sounds like valuable information.
This is one topic that is not so much highlighted but I feel like its such an important topic. Thank you for sharing!
Michelle Hwee, we need to talk more about teenage depression.
There isn’t enough money in the world to make me relive those years for anything…I hate watching my kids and their friends when they’re depressed, and the internet brings a whole new level of depression we’re just barely beginning to understand. I found out one of my teens had been cutting a few years ago and it broke my heart…we try really hard to keep an eye out for all of our kids and tips and books really help us know what to watch for
Sharon, Teenage depression is a serious illness that not enough Parent are talking about. It is not a phase and is not going away with help.
I suffered a lot from depression. I think as a teenager, always keeping the lines of communication open, even if your teen doesn’t want to talk, helps. Getting a family counselor helps and certainly not ignoring it and chalking it up to crazy teen hormones. I know I hated when it was refered to that when I was a teenager.
Heather, I want to share my concern about teenage depression and I am so confused why it’s the least concern on Parents mind. Why wait until tragedy to say I saw the sign but never knew.
Thank you for sharing the signs. Most of the time, we tend to ignore these signs without realizing that this could be something serious.
This is an article every parent must read. The teen years are the most difficult years and too often, we brush off these signs, thinking that what they are going through is part of growing up.
Depression alone is very challenging. But depression and teenage years? That is one difficult challenge to conquer. But I believe that if the teen has enough emotional support from those around her, especially his/her family, she can overcome depression. ^_^
Very good information to share. Important topic.
This is such useful information Patrice. I’m sure many parents would benefit from knowing the signs of depression so that they can take action.