Parents: Use These Tips Help Your Teen Deal With Depression

During adolescence, teens are likely to be irritable and moody. However, certain signs can indicate a larger problem that just teen angst. If you notice these signs in your teen, they might be experiencing teen depression.

  • a drop in grades or school performance
  • frequent fights with family or friends
  • persistent sadness or anxiety
  • isolation
  • loss of interest in hobbies that they once enjoyed
  • hopelessness about the future

If you think your teen might be experiencing these symptoms, there are a few steps you can take to help out.

  • Calmly express your concerns to your teen
  • Share your own struggles with them
  • Teach them healthy habits
  • Connect them with other supportive adults, such as counselors, coaches, etc.

These strategies are a good start for parents looking to help their teen dealing with depression. It is also a good idea to reach out to a mental health professional for assistance.

 

Click HERE for the full article on Psych Central.

 

 

 

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