Thomas Insel, the director of the National Institute of Mental Health, wonders: Could we do the same for depression and schizophrenia? The first step in this new avenue of research, he says, is a crucial reframing: for us to stop thinking about "mental disorders" and start understanding them as "brain disorders."
Teenage depression can affect nearly every aspect of your child's life. Understand what you can do to help prevent teenage depression, including possible mental health therapy.
Even after a diagnosis, it's not easy to know how to respond to teen depression or child anxiety. This website provides articles to help parents deal with depression and anxiety, and how to best help their children.
Kevin Breel didn't look like a depressed kid: team captain, at every party, funny and confident. But he tells the story of the night he realized that -- to save his own life -- he needed to say four simple words.
A resource for learning the signs and symptoms of depreesion, but also for discovering ways to cope with and treat depressive symptoms.
Suggestions for parents of later in addressing depression and supporting children as they start to understand and become more resilient to depression.
Suggestions for parents of pre and early teens in addressing depression and supporting children as they start to understand and become more resilient to depression.
Depression doesn't just go away on its own. In addition to getting help from a doctor or therapist, here are 5 things you can do to feel better.