16 February 2021
Motivating your Teen
Motivating your fatigued teen and assessing their mental health
16 February 2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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PRESENTERS: Dr. Alicia La Hoz & Dr. Nancy Rivas
The teenage years can be really tough and it’s perfectly normal for them to feel sad or irritable every now and then. But if these feelings don’t go away or become so intense that they feel overwhelmingly hopeless and helpless, they may be suffering from depression.
Signs and symptoms of teen depression
It can be hard to put into words exactly how depression feels—and we don’t all experience it the same way. Depression may be present when your child:
- He/she is in a sad or irritable mood most of the day. Your child may say that he feels sad or angry or seems on the verge of tears or in a bad mood.
- He/she doesn't enjoy the things that used to make him/her happy.
- A noticeable change in weight or the way he/she eats, either a lot or a little.
- He/she sleeps too little at night or too much during the day.
- He/she no longer wants to be with family or friends.
- Lack of energy or feel unable to do simple tasks.
- Feelings of worthlessness or guilt. Low self-esteem.
- Trouble focusing or making decisions. School grades may go down.
- He/she does not worry about what may happen in the future.
- Aches and pains when all is well.
- Frequent thoughts about death or suicide.
What should I do if I think my child is depressed?
Encourage social connection.
Make physical health a priority.
Seek professional help.
Join us on this webinar to learn how you can help and motivate your children.
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