I Just Want You To Be Happy: Preventing and Tackling Teenage Depression

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  • Author: Rowe, L; Bennett, D; Tonge, B.
  • Publisher: Allen & Unwin
  • ISBN: 9781741755305
  • Format: Paperback
  • number of pages: 240
  • publication year: 2009

This is a practical, reassuring and highly accessible guide for parents worried about the mental health of their teenagers. One of the most challenging issues facing developed countries is the increasing rate of depression and suicide among young people. When most parents only want their children to be happy, it is distressing to learn that 1 in 5 teenagers will experience at least one episode of major depression before they reach 18 years of age. I Just Want You To Be Happy describes the contributing factors to this increasing rate of depression among young people, and why our search for constant happiness is setting our children up for problems. But it also provides hope for parents by showing that - contrary to popular myth - depression can be prevented and treated. Filled with practical, sympathetic, and reassuring advice, this is a highly accessible guide for parents everywhere worried about the mental health of their teenage children.  

Keywords: Age Group, Adolescence, Mental Health - Child & Family, Depression