When young adults are transiting from childhood to adulthood during the adolescence stage, they undergo major physical and mental transformations which have the potential of ruining the adolescent’s life after that stage has been left to the past. It is the responsibility of every parent to take care of their children and monitor all their emotional actions to make sure that all the abnormal changes in character can be noted for correction al steps to follow. There are many things that can be done to ensure that detection of potential depression cases in teenagers is possible so that they can get theray from professionals.
First, look out for any signs of substance abuse that comes with increased use of marijuana and alcohol with the intention of getting away from their stressful thoughts that might be making their lives complicated at school or home. One a sign that can point you to the mental problem that your teen child is going through is that he develops a strange reliance of the drugs or alcohol so that he can relax and be able to accomplish even the simple tasks around the house.
Secondly, make sure that you talk to your kid after a traumatic event such as the death of a close person or an accident has happened because teenagers are very vulnerable to trauma and they can easily get into depression unless they get help in time. Another sign is when your child begins to cause harm to his body parts by cutting himself or hitting hard things such as walls especially when he is frustrated. Such behaviors of aggressiveness should be carefully watched because the child can get into fights where he can end up hurting someone or getting hurt by other people.
Thirdly, watching out for early signs of mental sickness can be helpful when you want to detect that your child is not mentally stable so that you can approach a good therapist who can work to ensure that he regains his mental health. Common indicators of mental issues in teens include their tendency to want to stay away from any potential tasks at this company that they might be assigned to do because they want to relax and try to calm their nerves without any expectations.
Lastly, it is important that any teenagers who are found to be having thoughts of committing suicide are helped by taking them for therapy because they might have a certain negative perception on life which is pushing them into despair.