My name is Ulla and I work for a UK health charity that publishes the award-winning website www.youthhealthtalk.org
We are setting up a new website about young people's real life experiences of living with depression to provide support for others in a similar situation, to know that they are not alone.
I'm looking for young people, aged 16-25 from across the UK who'd like to share their experiences of depression, either through an interview or a video diary and help us set up this site to give voice to young people with depression. You can freely choose what you wish and don't wish to talk about, and if you want to share a video, audio or fully anonymised written interview with others!
If you're interested to find out more, please contact me through here or email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone / text 07805828792 and I'd be more than happy to tell you more! If you at any point change your mind or decide not to take part, that's no problem at all!!
Sharing your experiences can really make a difference to others in a similar situation.
Coping with Depression in Young People: A Guide for Parents (Family Matters)
Depressive disorders can produce dramatic and frightening changes in young peoples' behaviour, but while parents may suspect something is wrong, they are often at a loss to know what. This book shows parents how to tell the difference between the ordinary ups and downs and true depression, helping them better understand clinical warning signs and the various approaches to treatment. Dealing sensitively with how depression sometimes manifests itself—self-harm, alcohol and drug abuse, and suicide attempts—the book offers parents practical guidance on how they can reach out to their children and find professional assistance.