Depression in Children
Can even very young children be depressed? Yes, they can!
Depression affects around 2.8% of children under the age of 13 and 5.6% of 13-18-year olds. An estimated 20% will have had one depressive episode before the age of 18.
Real life experiences
Please note – some images and content may be upsetting or disturbing. This film below is not intended to be watched by children.
This short film features real life accounts of Depression experienced by young people. Through their words we see the importance of early intervention by parents and teachers.
A child with depression can experience problems not just with how they feel, but also how they behave. Depression in children is treatable, but often young people are not recognised as being depressed so they don’t get the right help.
Nip in the Bud strongly believes that early intervention and support for children ensures far better outcomes.