Depression is a challenging illness, but the good news is that with proper treatment and management, your teen - and your family - can have a wonderful and fulfilling life. A teen's brain is still wiring itself through adolescence, which means that there are many opportunities to support, shape and guide their mind to adapt to healthier patterns of thought.
This course will be right for you if:
- Your teen seems more upset, overwhelmed, sad or withdrawn than usual, or compared to your other children or peers.
- Your child has received a clinical diagnosis of depression and you are looking for additional support and resources.
This course uses the principles of the Parental Compass to show you some strategies you can use right away to help you and your family manage teen depression. We recommend taking our “Raising Resilient Kids: Intro to the Parental Compass” course first whenever possible.
What Will I Learn?
What teen depression is
The behaviours associated with it
Environmental stressors that could be affecting your teen
How to support your teen and your family through these difficult times
Strategies and activities to help manage your teens depression and empower them to manage it too
Please note: This course is not intended to be a substitute for professional treatment. If you suspect your child may be suffering from depression, please make an appointment with an experienced child psychologist or talk to your family doctor.