After doing my mental health first aid training and being very aware about mental health issues, it’s made me realise that it can literally effect anyone. Including depression in your children and anxieties. You don’t have to have a traumatic past, a difficult upbringing or a challenging period in your life to suffer the effects of one. These are some tips on what to look out for if you suspect your child is currently struggling with depression.
The conversation about mental health is slowing coming out of the shadows and more and more people are feeling able to admit that they are struggling with issues such as social anxiety. The good thing about this is that the stigma surrounding the topic is beginning to be broken down and seeking out help for your issues is not looked on as negatively anymore.