Teen depression and mental disorders are on the rise. Parents need to be vigilant in determining if their teen is displaying signs of depression. This can be difficult distinguishing between regular teen behavior and true pathological symptoms. If something usually seems out of the normal schedule resulting in prolonged irritability, fatigue and rogue statements, then it may be time to investigate further and see if your teen is suffering from depression.
The article, “Keep your teen moving to reduce risk of depression, study says” by Sandee LaMotte looks at the importance of keeping your teen active. She states,
“According to the World Health Organization, depression is one of the leading causes of illness and disability among adolescents around the world, accounting for “16% of the global burden of disease and injury in people aged 10 to 19 years.””
Please also review our Grief Counseling program in Child Adolescent Grief Counseling and see if it meets your professional and academic needs. The program is for professionals who are already certified in Grief Counseling but looking to specialize in children and teen grief behavior.
Good article on grief and loss of a child and how to care for the surviving sibling.
The article, Caring for Siblings of Sick or Disabled Children, by Perri Klass, M.D states,
“Having a child changes you into a parent, and as we all know, that is not a simple change; there’s nothing one-and-done about it. And having a seriously ill child changes you forever as a family; it’s important for everyone who tries to help families to understand that when one child in a family is seriously ill, or lives with a chronic disability, the siblings are also profoundly shaped by the experience.”
Readers with children, grandchildren, nieces or nephews, or any child-age friend or family member, I want you to envision the following scenario: You are flipping through the television channels with your young friend sitting nearby. The child is playing but he or she looks up whenever something attention grabbing appears on the tv.
Excellent article about grief counseling for teens and younger children. If you are interested in child and adolescent grief counseling training then please review this article as well as review our certification program for grief counselors who wish to specialize in the area of child grief.
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