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Do you think your teen might be depressed?
How to Identify and Address Depression
What is depression?
What is teen depression?
What are the symptoms of teen depression?
- Sad or depressed mood
- Feelings of worthlessness or hopelessness
- Loss of interest in things he or she used to enjoy
- Withdrawal from friends and family
- Inability to sleep, or sleeping too much
- Loss of appetite, or increased appetite
- Aches and pains that don’t go away, even with treatment
- Feeling tired despite getting enough sleep
- Inability to concentrate
- Thoughts of suicide, talk of suicide or suicide attempts
What can you do to help?
Talk To Your Teen About Your Concerns
Talk To Your Pediatrician Or Family Physician
Lastly DO NOT Ignore The Signs Or Symptoms Of Depression
If you’re having an emergency right now:
Call 911 or a crisis hotline, contact campus police/security, or go to the emergency department at the nearest hospital.
What Causes Depression?
Traumatic Life Events
Social Situation/Family Circumstances
Some legal, prescription medications can have depression as a side effect. Certain illegal drugs (street drugs) can also cause depression.
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Treatment Programs & Centers
Kristen Brooks Hope Center
IMAlive, a Kristen Brooks Hope Center initiative, is the world’s first virtual crisis center where 100% of the volunteers are trained in crisis intervention. Since its launch in 2011, IMAlive has helped thousands of people in crisis. Call the Kristen Brooks Hope Center at 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433) for help, 24-hours a day, 7 days a week.
Evolve Treatment Centers
Evolve Treatment Centers, accredited by CARF and The Joint Commission, offers the highest caliber of evidence-based treatment for teens, 12 to 17 years old, who struggle with mental health, substance abuse, and/or behavioral issues. Evolve offers a full continuum of care in California, including Intensive Outpatient (IOP), Partial Hospitalization (PHP), and Residential Treatment Centers (RTC). For more information and to speak with an admissions counselor, call (877) 650-4598.
Discovery Counseling Center
Discovery Counseling Center is a community based non-profit organization serving the San Ramon Valley for over 50 years. Discovery Counseling Center’s mission is to be the community’s leader in mental wellness by providing affordable, high quality, culturally appropriate and accessible counseling services and programs; offering excellent and highly-regarded training for future mental health professionals; creating greater awareness of the prevalence of mental wellness issues in our community and the importance of early treatment; and serving as the community’s advocate in securing adequate funding and resources for the treatment of mental wellness issues.
Alcohol & Drug Rehabilitation
Evolve Treatment Centers, accredited by CARF and The Joint Commission, offers the highest caliber of evidence-based treatment for teens, 12 to 17 years old, who struggle with mental health, substance abuse, and/or behavioral issues. Evolve offers a full continuum of care in California, including Intensive Outpatient (IOP), Partial Hospitalization (PHP), and Residential Treatment Centers (RTC). For more information and to speak with an admissions counselor, call (866) 205-0862.
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