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Book details
  • Genre:SELF-HELP
  • SubGenre:Depression
  • Language:English
  • Pages:150
  • eBook ISBN:9780929671093

My Child is Depressed: How Can I Help?

A Parent's Guide to Depression in Children, Adolescents and Young Adults

by Douglas Bloch

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Overview
This book will show a parent or caregiver how to identify the symptoms of depression in his or her child, teen or young adult one--and how to help the child get effective treatment. In the process, we will explore the phenomenon of caregiver burnout, which too often occurs when someone is caring for a person with a mental illness. Topics covered will include: • How to Recognize the Symptoms of Depression, Bipolar Disorder and ADHD in Your Child • Taking the First Steps to Help Your Child • How to Respond If Your Child Refuses Help • A Parent's Guide to Psychiatric Medications • Substance Abuse and Your Child's Depression • Keeping Your Child Safe: Suicide Prevention • The Decision to Hospitalize • Caring For Yourself to Avoid Caregiver Burnout • How to be Mental Health Advocate for Your Young Adult Child (ages 18-30) 
• How to Form a Circle of Healing For Your Child In addition, the book will contain numerous real-life stories from parents and caregivers depicting how they helped their children with depression and bipolar disorder. Finally, the book closes with an inspirational account of one young person's mental health recovery--told from the perspective of the young adult and his father.
Description
This book will show a parent or caregiver how to identify the symptoms of depression in his or her child, teen or young adult one--and how to help the child get effective treatment. In the process, we will explore the phenomenon of caregiver burnout, which too often occurs when someone is caring for a person with a mental illness. Topics covered will include: • How to Recognize the Symptoms of Depression, Bipolar Disorder and ADHD in Your Child • Taking the First Steps to Help Your Child • How to Respond If Your Child Refuses Help • A Parent's Guide to Psychiatric Medications • Substance Abuse and Your Child's Depression • Keeping Your Child Safe: Suicide Prevention • The Decision to Hospitalize • Caring For Yourself to Avoid Caregiver Burnout • How to be Mental Health Advocate for Your Young Adult Child (ages 18-30) 
• How to Form a Circle of Healing For Your Child In addition, the book will contain numerous real-life stories from parents and caregivers depicting how they helped their children with depression and bipolar disorder. Finally, the book closes with an inspirational account of one young person's mental health recovery--told from the perspective of the young adult and his father.
About the author
Douglas Bloch, M.A., is an author, teacher and counselor who writes and speaks on the topics of psychology, healing and spirituality. He earned his B.A. in Psychology from New York University and an M.A. in Counseling from the University of Oregon. He is the author of ten books, including the inspirational self-help trilogy Words That Heal: Affirmations and Meditations for Daily Living; Listening to Your Inner Voice; and I Am With You Always, as well as the parenting book, The Power of Positive Talk: Words to Help Every Child Succeed. In addition, Douglas has written two books on depression recovery, Healing From Depression: 12 Weeks to a Better Mood and Words That Heal the Blues: Affirmations and Meditations for Living Optimally With Mood Disorders. A former radio talk show host and popular public speaker, Douglas has given hundreds of lectures and workshops to businesses, schools, church groups, recovery centers and national psychology conferences. He has also appeared on radio and television shows across the country. Douglas currently leads healing from depression and anxiety support groups in the Portland area. He also offers mental health newsletters on his web site, www.healingfromdepression.com
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