How to Help your Teen Win Over Depression/Sadness/Hopelessness/Hurt
Studies show that in the United States, about 20 percent of teens will suffer from depression at one time or another, and at any given time. If your teen is suffering from depression, know that you and your teen are not alone. Help is available to battle depression, sadness, hopelessness, and hurt.
Signs Your Teen is Battling Depression
Teenagers can be volatile in their moods, but beyond the usual mood swings, certain signs will warn you that your teen is battling depression. Teens struggling with major depression go through prolonged periods of sadness and hopelessness which they may or may not talk about. Those suffering from depression, sadness, hopelessness, or hurt may manifest physical sluggishness. They may exhibit a seeming unwillingness to perform daily tasks and a lack of interest in things they used to enjoy.
They may withdraw from their family, their old friends or from activities that they used to enjoy, and they may want to spend more and more time alone. Your adolescent may complain about sleeping problems, headaches, and various body pains.
Teenagers may talk about suicide and may make statements that the future is hopeless. A noticeable increase or decrease in appetite can also indicate depression, extreme sadness, hopelessness, or hurt. An even more telling sign is when your child ceases to care about their physical appearance.
Causes of teen Depression
The most common causes for teen depression have been identified, but studies show depression can strike even well-adjusted teens and even those who come from happy families.
Academic stress is one of the most common causes of teen depression. Many teens suffer from the constant stress about grades, tests, and doing well in school. Peer pressure, the need to belong, and the desire to become popular – all of these can lead to depression, hopelessness and sadness.
Many a teenager has become depressed because of romantic problems, and just as many have succumbed to this condition after experiencing traumatic events. Family situations such as divorcing parents and financial problems can also cause depression.
Your support will be needed for your child to recover from depression, sadness, hopelessness, and hurt. You do not have to be alone in meeting this challenge; you can call
Carolina Counseling Services at Fuquay-Varina for help.
Carolina Counseling Services at Fuquay-Varina contracts licensed professionals who are familiar with a variety of treatment options for teens struggling with depression, sadness, hopelessness, and hurt. With the assistance of our qualified staff, you will be able to choose the treatment option to help your teen through this difficult time, and your teenager will be assisted by a skilled and caring professional. Call now and take the first step for your teenager’s recovery.
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