How do I know if my child is depressed and needs help? Most children and teens have good days and bad days, but if sadness persists and interferes with family relationships, regular social activities, or school, it may indicate depression.
Signs and symptoms of depression in children and teens include:
- Increased irritability or angry outburst
- Frequent feelings of sadness and hopelessness
- Hypersensitive to rejection
- Increased or decreased appetite
- Changes in sleep
- Verbal outbursts
- Frequent crying episodes
- Difficulty concentrating
- Decreased energy
- Difficulty relating to others and participating in activities at home, school, or with friends.
- Feelings of worthlessness or guilt
- Thoughts of death or suicide
Even though depression can be a serious illness, it becomes easily treatable when given proven tools. We, at Healthy Connections, believe that parents are instrumental in the wellbeing of the family. The earlier you equip your children, the easier it will be for you, and the better it is for any young person.
Triumph Steps is a proven program that helps your child understand the connection between thoughts and emotions. This understanding gives children self-ownership to develop new thought patterns that can lead them to happiness and peace.