When a parent is depressed – what kids want to know (Guide)

This brochure will help prepare parents or social workers to take the first step in discussing depression with their child/children they work with.

It guides how to answer the following questions:

  • What is depression? How does depression work?
  • Why does my dad act the way he does? How does it feel to be depressed? What goes on in my mom’s head when she’s not herself?
  • What causes depression? How does it start?
  • Will the depression ever be fixed?
  • How can my mom or dad get better?
  • Is there anything I can do to make my mom or dad better?
  • Will it happen to me? Will I get it too?
  • Is there anything I can do so that I don’t get depression?
  • Can parents give it to other people? Is it like a cold? Can you catch depression?

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