Understanding Causes of Depression
Knowing what triggers depression is key to reducing a child or teenager's risk of having depressive symptoms. Several factors contribute to depression, but fortunately, they can be controlled as long as kids and teens are aware of these factors.
This worksheet is a good starting point for parents, teachers, counselors, and mental health professionals to help young people understand themselves better. It asks them specific questions that will allow them to identify situations, daily habits/practices, thoughts, personal traits, and behaviors that affect them negatively.
Becoming aware of what causes their depression allows them to proactively seek solutions and cope healthily. After answering this worksheet, you may also teach them emotional skills to stay strong. More importantly — provide continual support.
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