Depression Help Tailored To You
In an individual therapy session, you will meet alone with your therapist to talk about problems and try to come up with solutions. You might be given ‘homework’ to work on in-between therapy sessions. Everything said in a therapy session is confidential, unless your therapist decides that you are at risk of harming yourself or others.
In group therapy, you might share a session with other teenagers. You will be able to discuss your story and ask questions, while hearing how other teens deal with similar issues.
Sometimes it can be helpful to sit down with your whole family, and talk about problems that impact everyone. Since your whole family is there in a family therapy session, your therapist can help guide a productive conversation, where everyone is contributing to the dialogue without being overridden or interrupted.
In an Emergency Situation
If you are severely depressed, or at risk of self harm or suicide, hospitalization or outpatient treatment may be needed until your symptoms improve. These programs can provide around the clock monitoring and support, to help someone when they are severely depressed.
If you need immediate help, the National Suicide Prevention Hotline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can reach them at 800-273-8255 .