Teaching Elementary School Health Education/Mental and Emotional Health/Treatment for Depression

Children and adolescents who are depressed often suffer for years before they are diagnosed. Few who need treatment for depression actually seek help. The following are types of treatment for depression.

  • Physical examination
  • Medication
  • Therapy

These forms of treatment along with strategies that teachers and other adults can use is important for student's depression. Help your student cope with their depression by encouraging them to:

  • Talk to an adult, parent, guardian, or you
  • Stay connected with friends
  • Practice healthful behaviors
  • Use anger management skills
  • Practice stress management skills
  • Aviod the use of alcohol and other drugs