Teen depression

Depression is increasing in frequency in adolescents, and teen suicide rates are up. Parents need to know what symptoms of depression to look for and how to assess suicide risk. Teens often embrace lies and false beliefs that lead to risky behaviour and depressive thoughts and feelings. Becoming knowledgeable in this area will empower you, as a parent, and help protect at-risk teens.


Symptoms of depression in teens

Depression in teens can take many forms, some of which we may not, at first glance, classify as symptoms of depression....

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