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More information about depression in youth & teens

Family support

Some young people with depression have a parent who struggles with mental illness or addiction, and this may contribute to their depression. There are supports and resources for children and young people in this situation, to help them understand their parents' mental illness or addiction, and also for their parents.

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Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Last reviewed February 2017. Last updated August 2018.


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