childhood depression

For the last four months, my son has been severely depressed, buried in a down comforter desiring only to attach to a computer or snuggle with a pillow. I've feared losing him. He's rarely been willing to leave the house or often his room.
Sending kids back to school can sometimes be stressful for parents -- and it’s not just because kids are growing up. Bullying is an ever-present issue on school campuses across the country.
Social and emotional programs are still in their infancy. They need support. They need a voice. If you're a parent, you can find out what your school is doing to implement SEL programming into the curriculum.
For people struggling with depression, it's important to have compassion for yourself and to take actions to overcome this state, including seeking help. Remember that no matter what your critical inner voice may be telling you, the situation is far from hopeless.
We have become approval junkies always looking for the next fix, the next hit of validation and approval. The problem is that our goals (Look Good + Perform Well + Get Approval) are all extrinsically based.
It's never too early to get help for depression, especially since being depressed during your teen years may end up hurting
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The desire for successful children in a performance-based culture often consumes us before we realize it.
Today, childhood depression is on the rise in America. More than a million children have been diagnosed with depression. Alongside this rise in children's depression is the alarming decrease of free unstructured play.
No child chooses to be depressed, and parents typically don't see it coming and sometimes don't recognize it when it is present. But childhood depression is treatable.