Tell My Story

Our Mission

Our mission is to give every parent the knowledge, tools, and resources they need to nurture their children’s mental health. Our vehicle for impact is our multi-prong support system.

Our kids are in crisis and desperately need support.

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Educate and Empower

We educate and empower parents by sharing the best and latest resources they need to identify and understand how to support their children’s mental health struggles.

Generate Awareness

We generate awareness through powerful media projects that compel parents and kids to share their stories.

Build Community

We are building community by creating a safe space designed for parents to connect, share, and learn from each other.

Know The Signs

Continuous low mood or sadness

Irritability

Showing feelings of helplessness

Increased social isolation

Loss of energy or enjoyment

5 SIGNS OF TEENAGE DEPRESSION

Continuous low mood or sadness

Continuous low mood or sadness in teens can be a sign of depression. It is important to address these feelings and seek help if needed. Unfortunately, teens may not always be aware of the signs or want to talk about it. This is why it’s important for parents, teachers and other adults in their lives to be aware of the warning signs and take them seriously.

Irritability

It’s important to monitor your child’s mood and behavior for signs of depression, such as irritability, changes in sleeping patterns, or eating habits. If you notice any symptoms, it is important to talk with your child openly about their feelings and encourage them to seek professional help if needed. Remember, the earlier you can identify signs of depression in your child, the better their chances of successful treatment.

Showing feelings of helplessness

If your child shows signs of helplessness or sadness, it’s important to address the issue as soon as possible. Look for any changes in behavior or attitude; if they persist, speak with a mental health professional. It’s also important to provide support and reassurance to your child during this time. Encourage them to talk about their feelings and help them find healthy ways of coping with their emotions.

Increased social isolation

Teens will often isolate themselves from their families and friends when they are struggling with mental health issues. It is vital for parents and other adults to provide support for teenagers who may feel overwhelmed or depressed due to these struggles. The best way to do this is through open and loving communication.

Loss of energy or enjoyment

If your child is sleeping more or less than usual or if they no longer enjoy activities they used to find fun, these could be signs of a greater problem. It is important to take note of such changes and discuss possible solutions with your child or healthcare professional. With the right help, you can support your child through this difficult time and make sure they get back on track.

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