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My Child is Depressed Helping Your Depressed Child: A Guide for Parents, Teachers and Caregivers

In the years that Douglas Bloch has been leading "healing from depression" support groups, he has been consulted by many parents who have wanted to know how they can best help their children who are suffering from depression and related mood disorders.

In seeking to answer their questions, Douglas has talked to parents and clinicians, consulted the latest research, and has drawn from his personal experience of mentoring a child who is diagnosed with bipolar disorder.

Now, in this groundbreaking e-book, Douglas Bloch will explain how you can spot depression in a child and how to help him or her seek effective treatment.

These and other valuable tools for healing your child's depression can be found in the pages of Helping Your Depressed Child.


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Within the pages of Helping Your Depressed Child,
you will find the answers to these questions:

  • How can I spot the symptoms of depression or bipolar disorder in my child?
  • How can I get my child to open up and talk about his depression?
  • How do I get my child professional help?
  • What do I do if my child refuses help?
  • How can I determine whether my child should take antidepressants?
  • What should I do if my child is medicating his depression with drugs or alcohol?
  • How do I respond if my child is suicidal?
  • Under what circumstances should I consider hospitalizing my child?
  • How do I determine if my adult child should live with me?
  • How do I take care of myself so I don’t burn out?
  • How can I create a healing circle for my child?
  • What are other books and resources I can turn to?

Table of Contents

Introduction ................................................................................................ 3


Chapter 1
How to Recognize the Symptoms
of Depression in Your Child ....................................................................... 4


Chapter 2
What You Can Do to Help ........................................................................ 12


Chapter 3
How to Respond If Your Child Refuses Help ............................................. 21


Chapter 4
A Parent’s Guide to Psychiatric Medications ............................................ 24


Chapter 5
Substance Abuse and Your Child’s Depression ....................................... 31


Chapter 6
Suicide Prevention ................................................................................... 36


Chapter 7
The Decision to Hospitalize ...................................................................... 44


Chapter 8
Caring For Yourself When Your Child is Depressed ................................ 48


Chapter 9
How to Form a Healing Circle For Your Child ........................................... 56


Chapter 10
One Parent’s Story of Raising a Child with a Mental Illness ...................... 61


Chapter 11
Some Final Thoughts ............................................................................... 66


Resources For Wellness ...................................................................... 67


INTRODUCTION

"Whatever you give of yourself to somebody else is never lost,
no matter what happens to that person."

Fred Rogers (aka Mr. Rogers)

 

In the pages that follow, I will explain how you can recognize the signs of depression in your child and how to seek effective treatment. This e-book is not just for parents; it can be used by a caregiver, teacher, or any loving adult involved with a depressed child. In addition, much of this material can be used to help children with other mood disorders such as anxiety and bipolar disorder. Whether the child in your life is a pre-teen, teen or young adult, or whether he lives with you or apart from you, it is my wish that this information may empower you to bring hope and healing into this young person’s life.

CHAPTER 1 (Partial)

HOW TO RECOGNIZE THE SYMPTOMS OF DEPRESSION IN YOUR CHILD

Growing up has never been easy. Today’s children, however, face problems that are far more serious than those of previous generations. A study commissioned by the California Department of Education compared the top non-scholastic concerns of public school students in 1949 with those in 1982. Back then, children worried about talking out of turn, chewing bubble gum, wearing inappropriate clothes, running in the halls, and cutting in line. The identical survey administered in the 1980’s revealed that the concerns were now drugs, alcohol abuse, teen pregnancy, AIDS, suicide, rape, child abuse, poverty, assault and gang warfare! In the book Breaking the Patterns of Depression, psychologist Michael Yapko looks at his own childhood and reports a similar shift: When I was eight years old, my biggest concern was whether I’d be the starting pitcher on my Little League baseball team. I didn’t have to choose between Mom or Dad for my primary residence. I didn’t have to set up a complex visitation schedule following their divorce, because they never divorced.

No one instilled in me a fear of people who wanted to do “bad touches” to me. No one tried to scare me away from drugs, because drugs weren’t a kid’s issue. No one lectured me in fourth grade about safe sex and AIDS. No one brought guns to school and opened fire. It is a different and tougher world for today’s youth, who face these sorts of things every day. Just a few years ago, psychologists couldn’t say with certainty that kids were even capable of suffering from psychiatric disorders the same way adults do. Now, according to PhRMA, a pharmaceutical trade group, up to 10% of all American kids may suffer from some mental illness. Perhaps twice that many have exhibited some symptoms of clinical depression.

A depressive illness is a “whole body” disorder, involving one’s physiology, mood, thoughts and behavior. It affects the way we eat and sleep, the way we think and feel about ourselves, others and the world. Clinical depression is not a passing blue mood or a sign of personal weakness. Subtle changes in the brain’s chemistry can create a terrible malaise in the body-mind-spirit that can affect every dimension of one’s being.


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Healing From Depression
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Words That Heal
I Am With You Always
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