According to Child Trends, depression during adolescence is associated with disrupted school performance and peer/family relationships, and youth who experience anxiety or depression face a higher risk of poor health outcomes as adults.
There are many influences that can impact the development of depression in youth. Some common causes include loss and grief, bullying, alcohol and drug use, low self-esteem and body image, physical health problems, loneliness, and family life struggles.
This webinar will help you better understand the root causes of youth depression and learn specific ways to provide support to youth struggling with depression. You will learn to:
- recognize the signs of depression in adolescents;
- understand when to offer support and when to intervene;
- know the warning signs of suicide in adolescents; and
- find resources, referral sources and additional support for your agency and your community.