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Depression In Teens
When teens feel down, there are ways they can cope with these feelings to avoid serious depression. All of these suggestions help develop a sense of acceptance and belonging that is so important to adolescents.

  • Try to make new friends. Healthy relationships with peers are central to teens’ self-esteem and provide an important social outlet.
  • Participate in sports, job, school activities or hobbies. Staying busy helps teens focus on positive activities rather than negative feelings or behaviors.
  • Join organizations that offer programs for young people. Special programs geared to the needs of adolescents help develop additional interests.
  • Ask a trusted adult for help. When problems are too much to handle alone, teens should not be afraid to ask for help.

Of course, check with your doctor if you’re concerned.
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Moms Of Middle Schoolers Suffer The Most Maternal Depression
Many women assume that the first year of motherhood is the most precarious time for their mental health. But a recent study published in Developmental Psychology finds that maternal depression is actually most common among mothers of middle school children as they catapult into the tween years.
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The 7 Best Dog Breeds For Fighting Depression
There are many health benefits to owning a pet. And while some people prefer cats, there are certain breeds of dogs that can help you fight depression. A couple on this list include:

  • Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
  • Labrador Retriever
  • Poodle
  • Golden Retriever
  • Yorkshire Terrier

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