Getting help, Self-care for parents

Why I talk about my kid’s struggle with depression

I didn’t always talk about my kid’s struggle with depression. For a long time, I thought, “it isn’t my story to tell.” Even though it is. Getting married, having kids, nearly losing one of those kids–those events are all a part of my narrative. But for years, our situation was precarious at best. My daughter… Read More Why I talk about my kid’s struggle with depression

Getting help

How do you know if your teen 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 How do you know if your teen needs antidepressants