Teenagers can be tough cases when it comes to diagnosing depression, and parents may not feel equipped to help. "Is that how all teens act?" they wonder.
How can teens and their parents tell the difference between normal youth angst and dangerous depression? Let a peer who's been there and back shed a light on this disease.
Book me to speak at your school, church, retreat, youth group, conference, or any other gathering where teens, young adults, and/or parents are present.
My goal is to reach as many people as possible to inform them about the signs of teen depression, the fact that it's a treatable medical illness, and to spread a message of hope to save lives. I speak teen-to-teen about this tough subject, which still holds a strong stigma in society today, and teen-to-parent to help you understand with your child is experiencing.
You can request one of my prepared presentations below, or I can tailor a talk to the needs and specifications of your audience (requires lead time of at least 8 weeks).
"You literally saved my life.”
- High School student after a talk
Depression Confession: What Every Teen Needs to Know
-signs of depression such as being unable to sleep, self-medicating, and being bullied or bullying
-depression as a medical condition with available treatment
-main steps to recovery
-how to help a friend
-call to action for depressed teens and their friends
-Q & A
More Than Moody: Signs of Depression in Your Teen
-definition and symptoms of depression
-help parents identify the signs of depression in their children
-what parents can do to help their teens improve in body, mind, and soul
-Q & A
"This was the most important assembly of the year!"
- Dana Moen, Principal