you often find your teenager sad and lonely; and you feel that he/she has lost interest in activities that he/she previously used to enjoy, then he/she might be suffering from depression.
Depression is a serious medical problem which can affect your teen emotionally, physically and mentally; and sometimes even lead to drug abuse, self-loathing and suicide.
According to sources, teen suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death in people of ages between 15 and 24. And this is exactly why professional help should be sought timely before you lose your teen.
The partial multiple causes of depression among teenagers include:
between normal teenage moodiness and teenage depression for parents is quite
tricky but extremely important, to identify and help their teen resume a normal
and happy life.
To help you with this, here are some common signs of teenage depression:
are some steps you can take to help your teen come out of depression without
your teen know that you are there for him/her and will support him/her
unconditionally. Avoid asking too many questions; instead let him/her open up
by lending an ear.
natural for a teenager to be rebellious. So, it is possible that he/she may
shut you out at first. In times like these, be kind and respectful to him/her
and emphasize that you are concerned and willing to listen to his/her problems.
Stay persistent, don’t give up!
your teen is ready to spill the beans, try to listen to him/her carefully rather
than judging and lecturing. Make sure to resist your urge to criticize and make
judgments. This will help your teen communicate better without being
you feel your teenager has serious depression, then it is advisable to seek professional
help. Get in touch with ‘Let’s Talk Jenna’. Here we listen, talk and provide
help to teenagers struggling with depression. Call us on our toll free number
800-4-1-VOICE (86423) ext 359.