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"Gave me the RIGHT words to use with my daughter. Also explained technical terms in simple, plain, layman's terms." - M.D., Oklahoma
"The guides helped me to feel less alone in dealing with my son's depression, affirmed what I was doing, and helped me discuss it with family members. I am now starting a support group as a result of this experience to reach out to other parents." - N.L., Maine
"When I was really depressed, I used the Guide to talk to my psychiatrist and to explain how my symptoms were getting worse. Together, we realized that I needed to be hospitalized." - A.H., Texas
"Helped me to remember what went on. Stuff came out that I never told my therapist before." - R.S., Massachusetts
"Before I was always answering, "I don't know" or "maybe"...now I can better describe what I am feeling and thinking and know my parents will understand.We talked almost daily about how I was feeling, doing...Felt less weird or angry about having this illness" - M.L., Maine
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This TV segment on depression in teens shows how parents and teens can work together using our Depression and Bipolar Wellness Guides. It has been shown on local TV news broadcasts across the country.