Rebecca - posted on 12/11/2014 ( 17 moms have responded )
My 12-year-old daughter is depressed, goes school counseling, but teachers don't think she's depressed. One thinks it's just puberty, but mainly, they think she has no melancholy because she's always a 'smiley' person. For example, she does all the chores around our house, always helping out younger kids at schools(such as opening up snacks), laughs, cares, etc. The teacher says a depressed, suicidal person wouldn't have a personality like that.
An SSW(Student Support Worker) took her outside of class and said it's dangerous, we do NOT say something like that, and the next time she brings the topic depression up, he will grab her by the arm and they will have a LONG talk w/ the principal in the principal's office. Advice?