At Little Steps Psychology we take great care in helping you or your child manage and deal with depression.
We all feel sad occasionally. Sometimes things don’t work out exactly as we had planned. Sometimes accidents happen, and sometimes families are challenged with diseases and the loss of loved ones. Like adults, children also experience sad emotions and negative thoughts, but suffering from depression is very different than just being sad.
Depression can stop children from enjoying normal activities and prevent them from taking part in their day to day lives. Some kids display “masked depression” and that is when children act out and display challenging behaviours. Acting out behaviours come in varied forms: anger outbursts for seemingly unwarranted reasons, disruptive behaviour & negative attention seeking.