Living with someone who is suffering from depression is not easy. You may not recognize who the person has become and may resort to unhealthy ways of dealing with them. For instance, you may be constantly advising the person, who most likely won’t take it; or you may find yourself walking on glass around the person because you are afraid you’ll make things worse; or you may simply ignore that the problem exists. Not knowing how to help someone with depression can quickly become frustrating and exhausting. It can destroy even the best of relationships.
A child’s life should ideally be blissful and carefree, but that isn’t always the case. Teenagers in particular, go through a lot of physical and hormonal changes. They feel great, planning their future one minute and then looking hopelessly lost and melancholic the next. Peer pressure, parental conflicts, the need to be seen as successful and other factors can put undue pressure on teenagers making them moody and irritable and can cause first signs of depression in teens.