overlooked signs of depression

Three Overlooked Signs of Depression in Teenagers and Adolescents

Teenagers and adolescents go through ever-evolving shifts in their attitudes, interests, and personality. It can be hard for parents to tell what could be a sign of mental illness, like depression, or what is just a symptom of youth. However, the symptoms of depression can have a drastic impact on your teen’s life. Depression can…

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Importance of National Depression Awareness Week

Depression often strikes when a person needs all the strength they can muster. It’s not only tiring to cope with depression but knowing someone is suffering from it can also be challenging. Many people and organizations around the world realize this unfortunate fact. National Depression Awareness Week can teach the world more about this mental…

Why Your Teen’s Treatment for Depression Can Also Help You as the Parent

No parent ever wants to find out that their adolescent is suffering from depression because the road ahead can look pretty bleak. Although depression poses negative aspects on a teen’s life, the recovery process can bring some relief to everyone who is involved including you as a parent. This may seem illogical because of the…

College Age Students Struggle with Anxiety, Depression

We are facing an unprecedented mental health crisis in our children, from elementary school age kids all the way to college. Increasingly, we are becoming aware of the many factors which are contributing to a decline in our children’s mental health. Modern issues like social media, phone, and technology addiction are causing tremendous problems for…

Teens Should be Screened Annually for Depression, Study Finds

Taking a teen to their routine check up usually doesn’t involve a screening for mental health issues like depression. With a growing number of teens experiencing mental health disorders like depression and anxiety, as well as a growing number of teens turning to drug and alcohol abuse, primary care physicians are being seen as a…

Your Child’s Depression Might be Hidden in Their Language

Some parents can tell when their child is struggling with their mental health. Other parents are shocked to discover that their child has been living with a mental health condition. One of the difficulties in overcoming mental health stigma is recognizing that mental health doesn’t look a certain way. There are some symptoms of various…

Is Your Child Depressed? Two Key Signs

Depression in children, teenagers, and adolescents is similar to depression in adults. Problematically, mood and emotional changes in younger people are often overlooked because adults think depression in youth is not the same as depression in adulthood. However, depression can be severe and elevate the risk for substance abuse. Hopelessness and sadness are two of…