Helping Your Teen With Depression

Parents often ask me, “What can I do to help my daughter with her depression?” U.S. News & World Report has succinctly listed ways to recognize depression in your teen as well as things you can do. I would also add to the list:

  1. Don’t take it personally.  Your relationship with your teen may be very close or tumultuous; either way, the depression isn’t your fault.
  2. Talk to someone. While it’s a great idea to take your teen to a counselor, consider getting some therapy for yourself. This will help you to process your own feelings and situation so that you can better handle your teen’s emotions and situation.

Check out the list here.

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