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Monday, April 9, 2012

When is Teen Angst Really Depression?

Teens sometimes get a bad wrap due to the hormonal surges that bring emotional ups and downs. The truth is that most teens navigate the duress and stress of being a teen fairly well with the help of supportive parents and a good peer support network.

But sometimes, more serious emotional problems will persist. Depression is treatable, but experts say only 1 in 5 depressed teens actually receive professional help. As parents--AND WRITERS--it’s good to know some of the warning signs of depression so that you can best direct and guide your child to get help.

Click here to read the rest of my April article for Choose Now Ministries.