Why are young children becoming victims of depression?
Nowadays, due to the way new parents are raising children, awareness about mental health has become very important. According to the data, between 2007 and 2016, more than 75,000 students committed suicide. In these ten years, cases of suicide among students increased by 52%. The mental health of teenage children, or teenagers, remains a concern worldwide. All countries of the world should worry about this and find solutions.
Depression comes quietly and engulfs our children. Most parents do not even know that their children are living in depression. According to the 2012 Lancet report, India has the highest suicide rate among children aged between 15 and 29 years.
Neuroscience scientists have done many research on depression in teenage children and discovered many psychological causes that cause depression in children. Based on these, know how can parents support children to fight depression.
Talk… Support… Understand
No matter how big the children are, they need love, care and support. I realized while taking coaching classes that today’s parents feel that they cannot do much for the children. According to a 2016 study, the incidence of depression among children in families with a slightly traditional environment has been found to be very low. Neuroscientist has said, parents must question the child but they should sympathize with them. Apart from this, parents should try to understand children’s things instead of comparing right and wrong. If there is irritability in the nature of child, then parents should show them love instead of scolding and shouting.
Get expert help
If parents notice symptoms of depression in child, then they should seek the help of experts. With the guidance and support of a mental health professional, child can be guided. Since good mental health is necessary for success in children’s education, jobs, etc., parents should focus on physical health as well as emotional health or mental health.
Raising means teaching the right behavior
It is important for parents to increase emotional and social skills in child and to prepare them in such a way that they can face adverse situations. Friendship, love, stress of studies, stress of results, disappointment, etc. are cases where child are unable to handle themselves. Usually child face these things at a time when their childhood is going on and youth is coming. Apart from this, child are also very emotional at this age. Therefore, parents should not be judgmental in every issue of child, but should understand the situation from their perspective.