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This site gives an overview of the symptoms of depression that include both emotional and behavioral changes. It outlines types of depression, and discusses various treatments. If you think you might be suffering from depression you should talk to a trusted adult. If you feel comfortable with them, your school nurse, counselor, and psychologist can all be of help. The most important thing is to reach out to someone who can help.

Website: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/teen-depression/symptoms-causes/syc-20350985

The comics are a hypothetical depiction of a first visit to a child and adolescent psychiatrist and represent just some of things a young patient may experience. The intent of the comics is not only to educate, but to let children and adolescents know that there is nothing wrong with seeing a psychiatrist or getting help.

Website: https://www.aacap.org/App_Themes/AACAP/Docs/homepage/2019/AYC2.pdf

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