Depression can look different in adolescents and young adults. They may seem bored, tired, or have low energy and/or motivation. Sleep problems are also common, both oversleeping and having difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep. Adolescents and young adults may seem very self-critical, or they may become very irritable with others. Depression can interfere with school performance, peer and family relationships, and may put youth at increased risk for self-injury, substance use, or suicide.
Does your teen need help with depression? Our team of trained mental health professionals is here to help.
Depression is the leading cause of disability in the world. But because it's a mental illness, it can be a lot harder to understand than, say, high cholesterol. Helen M. Farrell examines the symptoms and treatments of depression, and gives some tips for how you might help a friend who is suffering.
Childhood trauma isn’t something you just get over as you grow up. Pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris explains that the repeated stress of abuse, neglect and parents struggling with mental health or substance abuse issues has real, tangible effects on the development of the brain.
UpLift provides evidence-based assessment and treatment of depression for adolescents and young adults. Using a predominantly cognitive-behavioral approach, our trained clinicians help individuals develop more positive thinking patterns, improve stress management, and help youth set and achieve goals to get their lives back on track. Live videotherapy sessions are paired with app-based skills practice, and progress is tracked regularly using validated assessments.