By Raising Children Network
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If you’re worried about your teenage child and depression, talking about it is an important first step. In this video demonstration with actors, a father talks with both a friend and then with his son. This shows how to start the conversation and support your child. A professor of child and adolescent psychiatry explains why the positive methods shown here are good ways to start tackling teenage depression.
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  • Last updated or reviewed 26-10-2017
  • Acknowledgements

    This video was developed in collaboration with the Youth Health and Wellbeing Team, NSW Kids and Families (formerly Centre for the Advancement of Adolescent Health).

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