Depression isn’t about the level of happiness, it’s about the loss of hope. But it isn’t always easy to differentiate between depression and normal teenage moodiness. It can be tempting to minimize or to feel overwhelmed because we don’t know how to “fix it” but depression often gets worse when ignored. Our teens need us to start the conversation and walk with them toward hope and healing. Here are some resources to lead you down this path:
- Get a perspective of what it’s like to deal with depression at Good Therapy.
- Learn how to spot depression and how to deal with it at Kelty Mental Health.
- Talk to another parent who’s been down this road at through peer support families.