Telling the difference between normal sadness and depression is difficult.
Almost 1 in 4 young people may experience depression before they are 19. Get help early if you think your child may be depressed.
Alcohol can cause depression or make it worse. Never turn to alcohol as a coping mechanism.
Read about depression, including how to tell if you're depressed, the treatments for different severities of depression, and how making lifestyle changes can help.