The good news is that depression is highly treatable.Despite this, only 1 in 5 young people with depression gets help, usually relying on an adult close to them to spot the signs and support them.Or maybe you just really, really want to tell your parents about your new boyfriend or girlfriend, but you don't know how they'll react, how it will feel to tell them, or how to find the words.
While some degree of moodiness, anger and acting out is normal during the teenage years, depression is more serious.
Depression is a mental health disorder that shows up as overwhelming sadness, anger or despair.
So here are some guidelines to consider when talking to parents: say yes. But gracefully accepting a no can help you get more yeses in the future.
What if it's more than just saying no to something, though?
If depression is impacting on your child’s everyday life and you need further support, don’t hesitate to talk to your family doctor or visit your local headspace centre to get some professional help.