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Depression is a debilitating medical condition that affects people of all ages, including children and teens.  Depression is not something that a person can simply “snap out of.”  Depression can dramatically interfere with every aspect of a child’s or teen’s life, including his or her ability to function in school, home, and in the community.

Left untreated, depression has serious consequences, yet children and teens with depression rarely seek support on their own.  Instead, they often rely on parents, teachers, or other caregivers to recognize their suffering and help them get the treatment they need.  Fortunately, depression is a treatable illness with frequently positive outcomes if it is identified early and treated appropriately.

Depression Booklet or Depression Quick Fact Sheet (for easier printing) – opens in PDF

Depression School and Classroom Strategies - opens in PDF

Home and Family Depression Strategies - opens in PDF

Electronic templates for these booklets and strategy sheets are available to organizations, schools, and communities  for a nominal fee so they may be adapted to reflect your community’s own local resources.  Use the contact us button at the top of the page for more information or call the Students FIRST Project at 802-488-6706.