Talking Depression: Helping Troubled Teens See Beyond The Dark Cloud
Because of the vast physical and emotional changes that happen during the adolescent years, it is inevitable that your son will tangle with the stress of depression at some point. While some level of the blues is completely normal, some teens are unable to bring themselves out from under the dark cloud that chronic depression introduces into their lives. In such cases, it is helpful to know what options are available that will allow you to help your teen recover and move toward a brighter future.
Exercise – While it may seem simple, exercise is one of the first solutions for treating depression. When the body is active, it produces more endorphin’s and chemicals that ease negative thoughts and feelings. In addition, introduction to exercise can help your son develop confidence, create friendships and practice positive habits that he can fall back on throughout his life.
Therapy – Talk therapy can be highly beneficial for depressed teens that need help sorting out big feelings or issues at school and home. While a therapist experienced in adolesc