Managing the Teen Depression Rate Increase

Managing Teen Depression

Being a parent is often described as one of the most rewarding experiences in life. However, it also happens to be one of the biggest challenges a person can go through. Any parent will undoubtedly confirm this. Naturally, many people who are looking to have children ask many questions, in an effort to find a solution to this “issue” before it becomes a full blown problem.

While there is no simple fix for this (or any fix at all), it doesn’t stop people from searching for answers. One of the most common questions people ask is: at what age do children start becoming hard to handle?

Answers, if course, vary. There are those who point out the “terrible two’s” or the “bratty adolescence” stage. Yet, most parents won’t cite these as examples. Rather, the majority will point their fingers at the teenage years.

It is common knowledge that as children settle into their teen years, hormones run rampant. Their bodies are changing – both physically and mentally. As such, it is no surprise to see wild mood swings, large changes in eating habits, and many other fluctuations in behavior. Unfortunately, these changes oftentimes lead to a great deal of depression.

Teen depression is extremely prevalent in our society today.

Eric Silver serves on both our writing and editing teams at Eric has developed a personal passion for spreading mental health awareness since becoming caretaker for a close family member battling severe depression nearly 20 years ago. He’s researched and written extensively on mental health, with a focus on depression and anxiety. Eric’s work has been published on therapy and depression blogs all across the web.