“1 in 25 teens suffer from depression. Do you know the signs? ”
Fortunately, there are ways you as a parent can help. Firstly, listen. Don’t shut them down when they talk to you, even if they’re saying negative things about themselves.
One trigger of anxiety and depression is stress. Some stress is good for you. It helps keep you motivated and focused.
Keep active in the day. This might sound obvious but, it can be hard to go to sleep if you don’t feel tired. The thing is, though, you still need sleep
Getting up and staying active means you’re far more likely to see and interact with others. This is extremely important during the formative years