Depression

How Can I Help Someone Out of Depression?

When our kids are experiencing depression, we might wish that we could get them to “snap out of it.” Symptoms of depression can impair a child’s quality of life. Many experiencing depression stop doing things that they love or taking care of themselves. When kids have depression, the symptoms can cause them to stop doing […]

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Will Discussing Suicidal Thoughts Harm My Child?

Suicidal ideations are a serious sign that something is going wrong. When children and teens talk about suicide, we might not know how to respond or what steps to take as parents. We might worry that talking about suicidal thoughts will “encourage” or “reinforce” these thoughts. This is a common misconception about ideations. We will […]

What You Need to Know About Anxiety and Depression

Two of the most commonly used words used when talking about mental health issues are anxiety and depression. Many times either one or both of these diagnoses will come up when a person struggles with mental health issues, behavioral problems, or addiction. Both can be underlying issues contributing to some of the challenges that some […]