Getting help, Lessons learned

Lesson #10: There’s a learning curve to antidepressants

There’s a learning curve to managing antidepressants in your teenager’s life. Things I hadn’t considered until I was faced with them. If you read Lesson #7, you’ll know I wasn’t immediately sold on antidepressants for my thirteen year old daughter. Almost as soon as I got my head around it, I found a brand new… Read More Lesson #10: There’s a learning curve to antidepressants

Getting help, Lessons learned

Lesson #9: What to do if you spot signs of depression in your teenager

As a parent, it’s important to know what to do if you think you spot signs of depression in your teenager, because depression left untreated can get worse. Equally important, in the early stages, common teenage behaviour can aggrevate the illness. If you read Lesson #1: How to Spot Signs of Depression in Teenagers, you’ll… Read More Lesson #9: What to do if you spot signs of depression in your teenager

Getting help, Lessons learned

Lesson #7: How do you know if your teenager needs antidepressants

There’s a lot of debate about antidepressants for teenagers. So how do you know, as a parent, if your teenager needs antidepressants for their depression. One on the one hand, doctors will tell you that antidepressants, combined with psychotherapy, is a very effective treatment for clinical depression. On the other, studies show that antidepressants may… Read More Lesson #7: How do you know if your teenager needs antidepressants

Lessons learned, Success stories, Understanding Depression

Lesson #4: Shawn Achor on how to train your brain to be happy

If I’ve learned anything over the past few years it’s that there is  no one way to fix depression. For Shawn Achor, positive psychology worked for him. I first learned of Shawn Achor, the author of The Happiness Advantage and founder of GoodThink Inc. at The Globe and Mail’s Executive Performance Summit in 2016. Achor… Read More Lesson #4: Shawn Achor on how to train your brain to be happy