Depression In Teens Impacts Parent Depression

Posted Posted in Anxiety, Children and Adolescents, Depression, Family, Parenting

Depression is serious business, particularly in children and adolescents.  Depression impacts about of 20 percent of teens prior to adulthood, and research supports that these numbers are increasing.  Sadly, when depression rates increase, so do rates of suicide, self-injury, and substance abuse.  Many times, as parents, we struggle with how to help and what to […]

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When Social Media Depression Happens To You

Posted Posted in Coping, Depression, Self-care

Marissa opened her Facebook page, and saw a picture of her college roommate with her family.  Her college roommate was celebrating her 15th wedding anniversary, and shared a picture of herself and her family on a Disney cruise to the Caribbean, with a hashtag of #itsawonderfullife.  Marissa groaned, and then started to cry.  Not only […]

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What To Do About Suicide in Children and Adolescents

Posted Posted in Depression, Latest News, Mental Health, Suicide

Suicide in children and teens is a very frightening and potentially overwhelming topic.  As a result, parents often are not sure what to do.  Furthermore, parents frequently feel very scared and confused.  Sometimes, they even feel angry. If you, or someone you love, is ever in this situation with their child or teen, here is […]

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13 Reasons Review: A Follow-Up to Address the Seriousness of Teen Suicide

Posted Posted in Depression, Mental Health

* Important to note before reading: Recently, Dr. Cindy Anderson wrote a blog post entitled, “Teen Suicide and 13 Reasons Why,” addressing the controversy about the book and tv series, 13 Reasons Why. To give this article context, I would encourage you to read (and re-read!) that article prior to reading this post.   As […]

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Child Psychologist Post: Medication Compliance is Important for Your Children and Teens

Posted Posted in Depression, Latest News, Medical, Medication, Parenting

Making the decision to medicate your child is not an easy one, and the choice to do so is often laced with feelings of guilt. Other concerns may include possible side effects or long-term impacts that the medication may have on your child. Especially during times when these feelings of anxiety or concern take over, it […]

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Depression in Children and Adolescents: How to Help

Posted Posted in Depression

Depression affects children, adolescents, and adults. It affects people from all income levels and ethnic backgrounds. Research estimates indicate that at least 2-6% of all children and 10-35 % of all adults are diagnosed with depression in their lifetime. Unfortunately, less than 20% of children receive the help that they need. Because you are now reading this, you are taking action to help your child, and that is a very important choice.

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Psychologist Post: 10 Tips to Feel Better from Seasonal Affective Disorder

Posted Posted in Depression

Many people have heard of the term, Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD. SAD is common in northern climates, and oftentimes people become concerned about it during the winter months. It is relatively common in parts of the world, and can make relationships, work, and daily activities quite difficult at times. It is a type of mood disorder, and it impacts adults, adolescents, and children.

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Child Psychologist Post: Protecting Teens from Depression

Posted Posted in Depression

Many parents struggle with a moody child, “tween,” or adolescent. At these ages, children are discovering their own identity, and managing the stress of school, parents, peers, and their future. In addition, they are going through vast changes in physical and emotional development. Who, in their shoes, wouldn’t be a little up and down? Adolescent […]

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