Counseling Services for Children and Adolescents – Depression
Like adults, children may occasionally feel sad or hopeless. However, if you observe that your child is persistently feeling hopeless, helpless, sad, or uninterested in things that he or she used to like, depression could be the problem.
Often, children may not discuss their hopeless and helpless thoughts. They may not even appear sad. Sometimes, depression can make the child act troublesome or demotivated. This could prevent parents or adults from noticing its signs as they may be masked under the labels of “trouble-maker” or “lazy.”
Depression in children should be taken very seriously. Extreme depression can cause a child to consider or plan for suicide. In fact, for the age group of 10-24 years, suicide is one of the leading causes of death.
What Are the Signs That My Child May Be Depressed?
Significant changes in eating patterns
Significant changes in sleep patterns
Changes in energy – often being tired, sluggish, tensed or restless
Difficulty in paying attention
Showing self-destructive behavior
What to Do If My Child is Experiencing Depression?
Trained professionals at Kasandra Wheeler PLLC can help you help your child deal with anxiety. Our extensive experience and training mean that we can successfully identify the root cause of the problem, as well as provide solutions through multidimensional therapy with a collaborative approach. We can design a tailor-made therapy program for your child, which includes behavioral therapy techniques. With our help, your child can feel better and lead a healthy and happy life.
You are not alone. We are here to help!