Depression in teenagers and adolescents doesn’t just mean being in the occasional bad mood. Teen depression is a serious issue that can impact on every aspect of a teenager’s life. Teen depression, not addressed, can lead to low self-esteem, substance abuse, violence, self harm and in extreme cases, suicide. Depression and anxiety in teenagers and adolescents can be treated, and we have specific therapies that are targeted at this age group, providing them the best possible platform to get back on track.
Understanding Teenage Depression
Although teenage and adolescent depression is highly treatable, experts say only 1 in 5 depressed teens receive help. Where adults often have the ability to seek out counselling options, teens often need friends, parents, teachers, or caregivers to recognise the signs of depression and anxiety, and then respond.
Teen Depression and Anxiety Options
At Thinking Families we understand how to work with adolescent depression and anxiety because we have been doing this work for many years. We used tried and tested evidence based approaches coupled with our extensive knowledge and skill in knowing how to engage and work with young people. Depression and anxiety can be effectively managed. Contact us today to help your teenager take back control.