You’ve probably downloaded this eBook because you have a teen you’re concerned about whom you think may be suffering from depression.
They may have admitted to having suicidal thoughts. Or perhaps you’ve witness them having some symptoms of being shut down with regards to their sense of self. Maybe they’ve already attempted suicide. Whatever the situation, this guide will help you start to uncover what may be happening to cause these depressive symptoms.
You’ll also learn tangible actions you can take immediately to assist your teen in dealing with difficult life situations and emotions, so you can get them to start to take actions that positively impact their life now and for the future.
More specifically, you’ll learn:
1) All the variables and facets of why teens are a highly susceptible group for depression. You can then start to piece together what is really going on with your teen so you can help them overcome they challenges they’re dealing with.
2) Simple tactics for improving your communication with your teen that will strengthen your relationship and will guide them towards discovering and taking positive actions.
If reading the last few paragraphs had you expend a small sigh of relief, you’re in the right place. It’s shocking the lack of resources available for parents with depressed teens. And the ones that are available are clinical and marginally helpful.
That reality is far worse when you consider this stat:
Suicide is the third leading cause of death for people between the age of 15 and 24 years of age.
This is what happens in many cases when teens don’t get the help they need.
And it can happen very suddenly. Teens can be rash, when it comes to dealing with their emotions. They are a highly reactive bunch. Their feelings often direct their actions because they have not yet learned how to deal with emotions they didn’t experience much of when they were kids. The route from depression to suicide can be a short one for teenagers.
And, a teen who successfully commits suicide is not a loss just to themselves and the people who love them, but to the world. The potential of every human being is vast. Who is the next Martin Luther King Jr or Mother Teresa or [insert your hero here]? It could be your teen.
If you think I’m being overly dramatic here, I’m not. I’ve been personally affected by a teen that killed himself. I’ve counselled people who have had to deal with a sudden loss of their teen by suicide. I’ve been an expert speaker on the topic in the media.