Caution, depressive child must be handled with care
by Kindsey on April 7, 2014 - 11:45am
In the article "Childhood Depression: Behind the Story", published January 4th, 2011 in Psychology Today, Sarah E. Ludwig states that 1 out of 20 children and adolescent will be depressed and that most parents feel alone in this situation since there is still much stigma around depression. The parents are in over their heads since some of them have to be on suicide watch 24/7, constantly watching what type of over-the-counter drugs come into the house and be very wary of razor use. Moreover, a child with depression will necessarily influence the mood of his or her sibling and can cause a lot of stress on the parents relationship causing sometimes divorce. Also, they is much financial difficulties that come with a depressive child since counseling is really expensive. Many parents search the internet for support of other parents whom are going through a similar situation.
I find this entire article eye-opening since we can see that everyone around a person who has depression suffers. There should be more groups formed to support these parents who definitely need help and counselling cost should be decreased to enable every child who needs help to get it.