As a parent it can be difficult to know whether your teen is experiencing depression or normal teenage behavior. This post provides valuable information for parents of teens. Less than 33% of teens with depression get help, yet eighty percent of teens with depression can be successfully treated. Untreated depression in teens can have detrimental consequences.
For most, suicide isn’t a desire to die, but a desire to be rid of the pain and sadness. From her own experience and those of the patients she serves, a clinical neuropsychologist shares 6 things to consider if you or a loved one are battling depression and having suicidal thoughts.
Part 2 of hope for depression covers how to fight depression. The enemy seeks to steal our joy, kill our peace, and destroy our identity. But, God puts limits on the enemy’s and depression’s influence in our lives, just like God limited the enemy’s impact on Job. Listen to this episode of Your Hope-Filled Perspective with Dr. Michelle Bengtson to learn more about the hope that is available in the fight against depression!
In this episode, Dr. Michelle Bengtson shares hope for depression. She talks about her history as a neuropsychologist, treating patients with depression for decades and thinking she was immune to it, before she endured a very bad episode of depression. She helps the listener who is asking the question, am I depressed? She discusses common signs and symptoms of depression to help the listener determine if depression might be something they or a loved one struggle with.