Learn about the causes and symptoms of teen depression, as well as effective treatments and coping strategies. Find out how to offer support to your depressed teen and create a "first-aid kit" for emotions. Get valuable insights from both professional counselors and young people who have successfully dealt with depression.
CHRISTIAN PARENTS: What is a Rebel and How Do You Prevent Your Child from Becoming Rebellious?
Young people today are nothing like they were just a few decades ago. They are so difficult to read, to know what they are thinking, or to know what they will do from one moment to the next. Parents believe that they know their children, but thanks to electronics and the internet, it is so easy for them to have a whole other world, living two different lives.
Depression—Why? What Can Help?
Depression has been called the common cold of mental illnesses. Current estimates from the National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH) suggest that each year more than 11,000,000 people in the United States suffer from this illness.
YOUTHS: Why Do I Cut Myself?
All teens today are likely familiar with someone who deliberately hurts themselves. In the United States alone, it is estimated that there are many millions of youths who are deliberately hurting themselves by one means or another. Fifty years ago, this would seem out of place, it would be thought of as some bizarre fad,... Continue Reading →
How Can God Help Depressed Ones?
God is very much aware of his servants that suffer from depression. Isaiah 57:15 says, “The high and lofty one who lives in eternity, the Holy One, says this: ‘I live in the high and holy place with those whose spirits are contrite and humble. I restore the crushed spirit of the humble and revive the courage of those with repentant hearts.’”
The Apostle Paul’s Comforter Epaphroditus Became Depressed
Philippians 3:19-21 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) Timothy and Epaphroditus 19 But I hope in the Lord Jesus to send Timothy to you shortly, so that I also may be encouraged when I know the things concerning you. 20 For I have no one else like-minded who will genuinely care for your concerns. 21 For they all seek their own interests,... Continue Reading →
YOUTHS: You Feel Like Ending It All
A 16-YEAR-OLD girl that we will call Emily listed her reasons for wanting to die. ‘I feel as if I have no future, I feel really inferior to those bullying me in school, and I am extremely lonely.’ A 17-YEAR-OLD boy that we will call James listed his reason for wanting to die. ‘Alone, no... Continue Reading →
YOUTHS: Why Do You Focus on Your Looks So Much?
Do you feel as though you are never satisfied with how you look? If you could alter your body in some way, would it be height, weight, body shape, hair, complexion, muscle size, or something else? What makes you feel more insecure about yourself, getting on the scale at the doctor’s office, looking in the... Continue Reading →
YOUTHS How Can You Deal with Difficult Teachers?
Most teachers are serious about their calling to educate the young. However, like any profession, there are bound to be bad ones. Moreover, the children of today, in general, have little respect for positions of authority and they tend to act out regularly. Imagine teaching classes for ten years, dealing with such levels of disrespect... Continue Reading →
YOUTHS How Can You Cope with So Much Homework?
This is a follow up to the last blog article, How Can I Improve My School Grades? Schools today are giving their student's far more homework than any time in the past. Here are some quick tips for dealing with homework overload. You need to find you a private study area. You should block out any distractions, like... Continue Reading →