What Are the Causes of Adolescent Depression?

Approximately one out of five teens suffers from depression before they reach adulthood. Even more concerning, suicide is a leading cause of death among young people; in addition, many more suicides are attempted than completed. What is causing all of these cases of adolescent depression? The answers are not clear-cut, but there are certain risk […]

How to Help a Teen Who’s Dealing With Depression

If your teen is depressed, you might feel overwhelmed and confused. What should you do? How can you best support him or her? As your teenager’s parent, you are in the position to be a steady influence and get the help that they need. Read on to find out how to help a teen who […]

What Parents Can Do to Help a Depressed Child

Depression: It’s a mental health condition that affects 350 million people worldwide and approximately 16 million each year in the USA. Not limited to adults, depression can affect children and teenagers, too. Do you know what to do if your child is depressed? It’s important not to ignore the situation because depression can lead to […]

9 Tips for Managing Depression

Feeling sad, blue, irritable and apathetic might be signs that you’re dealing with depression. Depression can be a serious mental health issue. Mild depression can often be treated with lifestyle changes, but more severe depression requires medical attention. If you think you are depressed, the first thing you should do is talk to your parent […]

How to Support Your Depressed Teenager

Is your teen struggling with depression? The teenage years are known for being difficult for quite a few reasons: First, teens today are under more stress than those in past generations. Also, adolescents are dealing with hormonal fluctuations combined with the difficult work of leaving childhood behind and entering adulthood. Their brains have not yet […]

How to Help a Teen Who’s Dealing With Depression

If your teen is dealing with depression, it can be hard to know what to do. Will talking about it call undue attention to your teen’s negative behaviors? What kinds of questions should you ask? Should you change the way you are communicating with your adolescent? What lifestyle changes could you encourage your teen to […]

How to Support Your Depressed Child

When your child is unhappy, it can be difficult to know how to best support him or her. When that unhappiness is actually clinical depression, it can be overwhelming and scary. With suicide being the second-leading cause of death in teens in the United States, it’s a definite concern when a young person is dealing […]

How to Help Your Teen With Managing Depression

There’s a saying that goes, “A parent is only as happy as his or her least happy child.” If you are the parent of a teen with depression, you know how true this is. Depression in a child or teenager can make you feel helpless, hopeless, and frightened. Even more difficult, you try not to […]

Youth Suicide is Preventable: Here’s How Parents Can Help

The statistics are alarming: Suicide is now a leading cause of death among young people. There are an average of 121 suicides each day in America, and that is not counting all of the attempts, which outnumber completed suicides at a ratio of 25 to one. As a parent, the thought of your child or […]

Youth Suicide: Risk Factors, Warning Signs, and Prevention

Suicide has become increasingly common among adolescents and young adults, making it one of the leading causes of death among young people. The thought strikes fear into the hearts of parents. Not only does suicide cause the loss of a child but it also means that the child was suffering intensely. The vast majority of people who […]