Social media plays a big role in teenagers’ lives. Many of the effects can be positive, as social media can enable teens to communicate with their friends or to connect with a supportive online community. However, there are also some potentially harmful aspects of negative media that can take a toll on teenagers’ mental health and wellbeing. It is vital for parents to be aware of these risks so that they can provide support when it is needed.
Depression is one of the most widely known mental health conditions but there are many misconceptions about the way it can affect you that mean it is often missed. Keep reading to find out how to identify the signs of depression in yourself or those you care about.