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Feeling Sad? - DEPRESSION - My Tea

My Tea is a therapeutic magazine aimed to give children and young people therapy in a new dimension. We understand that the waiting list to be seen by a counsellor

can be long so we have created this magazine to give your children a space to learn, understand their emotions until they have counselling with a professional.

Depression Edition:

For a child or young adult, it is normal to feel waves of sadness, or grouchiness. But when this low mood lasts for longer than 2-3 weeks, it can lead to something a bit more sever than just a child throwing tantrum. So it is a matter of concern when this feeling of sadness becomes overwhelming and starts hindering that person’s day to day life.

Depression is a mental health problem that causes people to experience low mood, feelings or low self-worth, disturbed sleep and poor concentration.

So, what can an adult do if a child is suffering from depression? It is common to feel helpless and worried after a parent learns that their child is depressed, but remember, there are n number of cases where people have battled depression successfully and are living a happy, healthy life. It isn’t impossible.

There are a few ways to treat depression. Talking it out with a therapist is one of them, a therapist can help you learn to cope with your depression. Another way is through medications. Since depression affects the way our brain works, we can use medication to treat those certain parts of our brain.