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Teens and depression: What parents need to know about treatment

ArmArm (3)Depression is a treatable condition. With treatment, teens can recover and live a full and active life. There is a continuum of depression along a spectrum of mild, moderate and severe.  A teen can move along this continuum depending on their response to treatment. Without treatment depression can worsen.

The factors contributing to and the treatment plan for each teen’s depression are unique. The treatment plan is developed in collaboration with the teen, family and caregivers and providers. Every plan is tailored to fit the unique needs of the teen and is consistently monitored to make sure it continues to be the best path.

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Ten ways to build healthy coping skills

Pathwoods (2)Healthy coping skills are an important part of stress management for teens. Parents can help their teen strengthen their ability to lead an emotionally healthy lifestyle and best manage feelings of stress, anxiety, anger, hurt, disappointment and sadness by promoting healthy coping skills.

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