Depression (also called clinical depression or major depressive disorder) is a medical condition that greatly affects a person’s feelings, actions, productivity, and ability to relate with others. It’s common for individuals who are depressed to have no interest or energy to perform their daily activities.
Some may assume that only adults can get depressed, but as it turns out, kids and teens can experience it too. You may notice them spending less time with their peers, struggling in academics, and having less motivation for things they used to be interested in.
How Can Our Depression Worksheets Help
Our depression worksheets provide continuous education and support for young people who are clinically depressed or may be feeling more down than usual. Each worksheet serves a unique purpose. For example, one worksheet teaches them depression coping statements while another worksheet provides a checklist to track thoughts and feelings related to depression.
How to Use Our Depression Worksheets
Our depression worksheets and handouts can benefit individuals in the following ways:
Many of our depression worksheets are fillable PDF files. This means they can be clicked and typed into directly on a device. This is convenient for distance learning and telehealth services.
Our depression worksheets can be used to highlight, or illustrate a specific mental health topic in the therapy room or classroom as part of a therapeutic lesson.
They provide visual and written engagement to support different modalities of learning, which can enhance traditional talk or play therapy.
They can be provided as homework to encourage individuals to be thoughtful about the lessons taught in the therapy room, practice the skills taught in the therapy room without the therapist’s support, use the handouts as engaging visual aids to post at home, and reference when they need a reminder to support their mental health, and review with parents, which allows parents and other caregivers an opportunity to support their children in using the skills they are learning.
When individuals return to the therapy room, the worksheets can be referenced multiple times throughout treatment to support long-term learning.