There's no sure way to prevent depression. However, these strategies may help. Encourage your teen to:
Nov. 07, 2012
- Take steps to control stress, such as not committing to too many obligations at once.
- Boost low self-esteem by recognizing small steps toward getting better.
- Reach out for friendship and social support, especially in times of crisis.
- Get treatment at the earliest sign of a problem to help prevent depression from worsening.
- Maintain ongoing treatment, if recommended, even after symptoms let up, or have regular therapy sessions to help prevent a relapse of depression symptoms.
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