Treating Teen Depression

When your child needs help navigating depression, it helps to let them be involved in treatment choices when possible. The emphasis is on the words “when possible” because deeply depressed people may not be able or want to be involved in decision-making. They may even be resistant to getting help. But therapy involves a relationship, and you want your teen to connect with the professional and style of treatment. That connection may help the healing process. You may need to insist on seeking care, but the right words and attitude can guide your teen to want professional care.

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About Melissa Ford

Melissa Ford is the senior strategist at Women Online. As a writer, she covers a diverse range of topics including education, health, technology, and parenting. She is also the mother of amazing twin teens.

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