How To Help Your Depressed Teen- It Is An Illness, Not A Phase


CHILD: Coughing- I don’t feel good MOTHER: Awe sweety, you feel like you have a little fever NARRATOR: You are concerned and loving when your
child is sick. Why aren’t you the same when your child is depressed? FATHER: What’s the matter now? What’s going on? I don’t get it I don’t understand. MOTHER: Just leave it alone Just leave it alone. FATHER: What’s he got to be upset about? What’s going on with you?
MOTHER: He’s a teenager they’re moody. He’ll get over it. He’ll grow out of it. Can you just leave it alone please. NARRATOR: Depression isn’t just a phase it’s an
illness. Don’t you think it’s about time you started treating it like one? Please
don’t wait for a tragedy to get involved.

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