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Teen depression is a common illness that will impact nearly 20% of young people before they reach adulthood. Depression can affect every aspect of a young person’s life and impair normal functioning in school, social development and self-esteem. Often there may be other issues which bring a teen and their family to your office such as a school problem, behavioral problem or self-injury. Depression can be serious and is the biggest risk factor for teen suicide. But treatment for depression can be very successful and the level of trust between the child, the family and yourself is often a key to successful treatment. You have an opportunity to educate your patients about depression and to break down the stigma which often keeps families from the help they deserve.
Parents often know very little about depression, where to turn for an assessment or even what to expect from a therapist and treatment. Families and teens are often scared, confused, and ashamed. By sharing facts about this illness you can help the family feel hopeful that they will get through this difficult struggle as they partner with you to begin the treatment process.
Introducing the Second Edition of our parent-to parent guide about teen depression offering basic information about depression and practical advice to help families navigate treatment, school support, medication and much more. Download a free PDF copy.
A teen depression and mental health empowerment curriculum designed for middle schools offering a “first look” at depression.
A video-based high school classroom curriculum that seeks to open up conversations about mental health, provide students with opportunities to better understand what it’s like to have depression, and inform students of where they can get help if worried about themselves or a friend.