Teen Depression | Sunset Bay Academy


Are you the parent of a teen that is suffering from depression? Depressionis very common in teens, due  to hormonal changes as well as things like stress and impending change. It is important that as a parent you take your child's feelings seriously, depression or seriously intense feelings of helplessness or sadness can lead teens to make serious life changing or life ending choices. While it is normal for any teen to feel sad from time to time it becomes more serious as feelings of sadness persist. Typically one in eight teens suffer from teen depression and therefore it is a serious issue. Sunset Bay Academy has helped teens suffering from depression and as such they understand how serious an issue it can be. It is for this reason SBA sponsored this article to inform parents about the seriousness of the issue. If you have any questions in regards to teen depression and what you can do call Sunset Bay Academy now at 866-492-8774.


Teenagers are at a crucial  time in their lifes whereconstant changes are being inacted whether it is school, hormones, or sports. It is these many changes that can lead teens to feel excessive stress and or sadness from time to time. However it is when a teen continues to feel this sadness that it becomes more of an issue. In many cases with depressed teens parents will find  activities that previously brought them joy no longer do.Teens that are suffering from depression tend to exhibit certain behaviors that parents can keep an eye out for.

Signs of Depression in Teens

Excessive sleeping
loss of interest in food
sleeping for long periods of time during the day
sudden drop in grades
use of drugs
withdrawal from friends
excessive or unexplained guilt
rebellious behavior

If you recognize these signs in your child then he or she may be dealing with teen depression. Sunset Bay Academy is a full service therapeutic boarding school for both troubled boys and troubled girls. SBA is here to help families and their children through these troubling times. If your child is suffering from depression then the professionals of Sunset Bay Academy can help. If you have any questions regarding the help options available to teens suffering from depression then call SBA now at 866-492-8774.


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