Skip to main content

Kids and Depression

Date: January 18, 2018
mother hugs her kid

You know in your heart something’s not right. Your child is withdrawn and just seems so sad. It’s hard to see them in so much pain. 

One in five teens experiences depression. And depressed kids are at a greater risk for substance abuse and suicide attempts.  

This guide from USA.gov helps you recognize and talk to your child about depression, and find the help they need to feel better again.

For Parents, Grandparents, and Teachers

To Share with Your Child

For Younger Kids

For Teens and College Students

If You Think Your Child Might be Suicidal

Contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 for confidential help 24 hours a day.

Learn ways to prevent suicide, signs to watch for, and advice for helping your child heal psychologically following a suicide attempt.

You might also like …

  • Get Help From USAGov This 2020 Holiday Season

    The 2020 holiday season is one like never before. Due to the pandemic, people across the U.S. have adjusted the way they work, shop, and connect with others. Use these tips collected by USAGov to prepare you for anything the winter holds.

  • What’s the Difference Between Government Grants and Loans?

    Are you looking to get help paying for your education? Does your non-profit organization need financial assistance to complete a community project? The government offers financial help, but you may not know what’s available and where to find it.

  • USAGov Answers FAQs About Voting

    The coronavirus pandemic makes the 2020 election season different than any before it. And it’s leaving a lot of people looking for information on how, where, and when to cast their vote.

  • USAGov’s Quick Guide to Voting in 2020

    Election Day 2020 is just about six weeks away. With voter registration deadlines approaching soon, it’s time to make sure you’re ready.

  • Online Safety in the Age of Digital Learning

    Children in 2020 have different levels of experience with technology. Regardless of their expertise, prepare to discuss online safety with them. Consider the following tips from USAGov when teaching kids about staying safe online.

Share This Page:
Top