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
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.