Is your child struggling with their mental health? Are you looking to support your child, but need help and guidance?
Being the parent of a child who is experiencing a mental health crisis is devastating and complex. You are most likely in one of the most painful and difficult periods of your life.
We know how you feel, and want to assure you that you're not alone.
You'll desperately want to do EVERYTHING possible to support your child through this crisis, but there's a strong chance that you are feeling:
Most likely, you'll have reached out to your doctor, CAMHS or a healthcare professional to support your child's recovery. You want to help...
All teens have low moments. But when those low moments become the norm and regularly affect their day to day lives, we call this depression.
I’m now a 23-year-old woman, but I experienced depression all through my teens. It left me feeling lonely and detached at times, but depression is much more than feeling sad. Some days I would feel as though things just felt ‘wrong’ or ‘off’, feeling really irritable around friends and family, even carrying a conversation, or smiling felt like a struggle. Other days, I would be crying for seemingly no reason, or feeling so incredibly numb, I felt hopeless and as though I was suffocating in all these overwhelming thoughts and feelings.
I’m writing this blog to give parents, grandparents, or loved ones some ideas and guidance as to how you can support your own child through depression and ease their emotional states during their low moments.
How can you help your child manage the emotional strain of...