CAMH (The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health) has created two videos to help adolescents better understand depression. Meant specifically for young people, the first video talks about what depression looks like, what are it’s potential causes and what teens can do to recognize and then treat the symptoms. To watch or share Mood Matters: Describing Depression: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xONySz9XLk
The second featured video is called Mood Matters: How Food, Movement & Sleep Can Have an Impact on You. This is a great video that introduces to young people the concept of making choices that will better support our mental health: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMnQFTy3t30
In my work with adult clients, they often speak of having memories of depression beginning in their teenage years. By openly speaking to our adolescents about moods, we allow them to greater understand themselves, feel validated for their emotions, and know that there are steps they can take to begin managing their symptoms. It also gives them permission to ask for help. 🙂
To visit the CAMH website: https://camh.ca/
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