Because parent have been once youths before they became to be parent,it will be easy to get first hand help for depression before getting help somewhere else. Here are some of the tips on how parents can help their children get out of depression.
First,parents are advised to recognize that depressed teens may find it hard to express their feelings to them. So at this point,parents should exercise patient,with their teens,encouraging them to open up .
Parents should also know that teens tend to express their depression in ways different from those of adults. Parents,please,be alert to major changes in your child’s behavior,eating habits,moods, sleep patterns,or social interactions especially if the changes persist for weeks.
Parent should also watch on to see if they will at anytime hear a mention of committing suicide from their children. If they hear this,they should take seriously the issue and address it as a matter of urgency.
Parent should also consider getting a professional diagnosis,if they suspect depression.
Parent should help their teens adhere to Doctor’s prescribed treatment and consult their Doctor,if they see no improvement.
Parent should have a stable family routine for eating ,exercising,and sleeping.
Parent should try as much as they can to communicate with their teens,and help them deal with any stigma associated with depression.
Of course,because depression can make one feel lonely and rejected,parent should reassure their teen of their endless love!!!