In this Conversation Column, we explore what depression is, how we can know if we - or someone else - is suffering from it, and what can be done to treat it. And we ask this question: How can you know what to do, if you don’t first understand the problem?
This is a subject that is very close to my heart.
When my son, fell ill we didn’t know what to do. He was failing in school. He could barely function. We knew we had to take drastic measures to keep him safe and get him help. But we didn’t know what the problem was or what could be done to help him. We learned that everything revolves around a proper diagnosis. It turns out that this is a lot trickier than we ever imagined. We needed help.
As a parent you always wonder if you had known what you do now, if you could have done something to avoid all, or at least some, of the trials and tribulations.
This is why we are dedicated to teaching mental health education courses and hosting our Blog Series, Column, and Podcasts.
We hope that sharing our stories and the advice of our experts will help you and yours.
Diana and Jan