Teen DepressionDecember 7, 2011 — Sharon
Do I have it and what can help
It is normal to feel sad for anyone but the transition from childhood to adulthood can be a significant time of change. Taking on more responsiblility, having more privileges, negotiating relationships, working, planning for life after high school—can be a wonderful time but also a sad time. If you are feeling low how do you know if this is normal or more serious.
Signs and symptoms of depression in teens
What Can I Do to Feel Better
When you are depressed, you need to talk to someone. Maybe you can talk to a parent, another trusted adult–a teacher, family member or school nurse. A healthcare provider can discuss whether medication might help and a counselor can help you discover ways to deal with depression in a healthy way.