Parents may also not see symptoms of a mental health problem or not be aware of how severe the problem is, due to lack of knowledge or understanding of depression in children.
It is imperative that adults seek to genuinely understand what youngsters face, and use the publicity surrounding 13 Reasons Why to start a bigger conversation with teens about the kinds of things that affect their mental health and general well-being.
The young people interviewed for the report “unanimously” said they needed practical help, emotional support and communication skills to maintain friendships.
With so many young people requiring extra support – whether that’s special education or mental health services – it’s high time for educational psychologists to take on a bigger role in schools.
The three-part campaign highlights the importance of work and work-based experiences in an individual’s transition to adulthood, particularly for young adults with disabilities.
Parents are often penalised despite seeking work, caught out by unrealistic expectations from jobcentres and poor administration.
If the overall academic ability of the student body is not taken into consideration, students may end up going to a college where they are more likely to end up feeling down.
In one of the largest psychotherapy trials in the world, researchers have found cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is highly effective in helping mothers with perinatal depression get better, and make smarter economic choices.
We know that the child mental health system is under pressure and that almost half of all children in care have a diagnosable mental health disorder. There are complex policy and practice issues as well as tensions in where responsibility lies in relation to mental health needs of children in the care of the state in the UK.