Families can help break the stigma of depression

A recent report revealed mental diseases and disorders as the largest cause of hospitalization for kids in California.  A recent forum on youth depression in San Francisco brought mental health researchers together with therapists and youth, who shared their personal stories and elucidated that startling statistic. The key message of the forum was that depression is a treatable illness. “By sharing their stories, these young people are helping to de-mystify what depression feels like for those who can help, people who are often the closest to them.” The event was covered by Youth Radio.

 

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