This is a new group for parents, all facing similar challenges in their families; maneuvering through life with a teen who has depression, anxiety or other mood disorders.
I know that many days I feel like no one understands what I am going through, sometimes not even my spouse. Other times my spouse and I have differing opinions regarding the right course of action. Work can feel like a distraction when we are preoccupied with keeping our child safe. Occasionally I feel like the resources I need are nowhere to be found and, at other times, the volumes of information and conflicting ideas have my head spinning. This group aims to provide a path where we can grow while we help our teen grow and thrive.
Growing With Depression is a meetup to share resources, learn and to have the ear of someone who gets it, where there is no stigma or shame-just support. We will have experts come in, explore new methods, and finds ways for us to be ready to support our teen, while ensuring we are as capable and ready as possible. As we gain new members, the group will take shape to meet the needs of our members in the best possible way.