Siblings Under Stress
When one child is in crisis, other kids in the family need monitoring and support, too.READ MORE
My child with depression is close friends with another girl who is depressed. Is this friendship unhealthy?
- Jill Emanuele, PhD
While your daughter's friendship isn't causing her depression, it may be reinforcing some of the negative behaviors that are keeping it alive.READ MORE
Should parents force kids with depression to do things they don't want to do?
- Jill Emanuele, PhD
Avoiding regular activities can make depression worse, so it is important to encourage kids to stay active.READ MORE
Five Ways to Support Siblings in Special Needs Families
When one child has challenges that disrupt family life and consume a lot of attention, the other children are affected. Tips for helping siblings get what they need to thrive, too.READ MORE
Using the Placebo Effect to Treat Depression
Dr. Bret Rutherford of Columbia University discusses how an often frustrating part of clinical trials of antidepressant medications can inform real-world treatment.WATCH MORE
Teenage Depression and the Immune System
Dr. Vilma Gabbay of Mount Sinai Medical Center talks about how the stresses of adolescence may contribute to the high incidence of depression in that age group, as poor diet and lack of sleep and exercise may cause an immune response.WATCH MORE
How to Help Your Depressed Teenager
- Stephanie Dowd, PsyD
It can be tough to get an adolescent to be open to treatment, but it starts by listening without judgment—you're trying to understand her, not 'fix' her.READ MORE
How to Talk to Your Parents About Getting Help if You Think You Need It
- Rachel Ehmke
Asking for help can be tough, but it is important to do. Here are some tips to make talking about it a little easier.READ MORE
DBT: What Is Dialectical Behavior Therapy?
- Juliann Garey
A treatment for teenagers with serious trouble managing emotions, including self-harm and suicidal thoughts or attempts.READ MORE
What Are the Symptoms of Depression in Teenagers?
- Ron J. Steingard, MD
Signs you child might be more than moody start with losing interest in things she usually enjoys. Here's what to look for.READ MORE