Teen depression or depression during adolescence can be hard to discover. Even young good looking kids can suffer from it. In an article called: Depression has many faces, the author Jessica Lopez describes the “faces of depression” in teens and the troubles these teens can experience. Besides mentioning the symptoms of depression there is also a myth versus fact part in this article.
Myth: Telling an adult that a friend might be depressed is betraying a trust. If someone wants help, he or she will get it.
Fact: Depression, which saps energy and self-esteem, interferes with a person’s ability or wish to get help. It is an act of true friendship to share your concerns with an adult who can help.
Reading this nice article I came across an excellent website called KidsHealth.org.
KidsHealth is the largest and most-visited site on the Web providing doctor-approved health information about children from before birth through adolescence. Created by The Nemours Foundation’s Center for Children’s Health Media, the award-winning KidsHealth provides families with accurate, up-to-date, and jargon-free health information they can use.