Is my 17 year old daughter depressed or is this just a teenage thing?

Mrs Jade - posted on 12/06/2013 ( 3 moms have responded )

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hi there, I am very worried about my 17 yr old daughter. Thinking back she has always been sullen, sulky and confused about her feelings as she grew up. She wont leave her room, not to out with her friend, lies in bed always, sleeps an awful lot . being 17 her dad and I have been discussing her future after college finishes next June with her. she only has college 3 days and suggested a part time job , She does not want to do anything. The previous comprehensive school gave her help with her learning needs, when she attended. They offered a counsellor , she didn't go. she has minor health needs and wont take medicines anymore or take care of her personal hygiene. I have the cleanest house in the street, as neighbours have told me, I provide everything she needs, tell her I love her several times a day, affection, stability and im worried for her .Any thoughts will be appreciated and thanks for your time.

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Simone - posted on 12/06/2013

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Hello Jade,

My daughter is 14 almost 15 and is going through the same thing. I am very concerned about my daughter as well. I think it's a combo of depression and growing up. I would definitely keep an eye out for her and check on her frequently and keep reassuring her about how much she loved. You may even try a trusted close family member that can talk to her. Most of us think we know our kids so well however, most kids don't tell their parents everything that's going on their lives. I'm to the point of possibly taking my daughter to a counselor. Praying things get better.

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Mrs Jade - posted on 12/11/2013

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Hi there, I wrote a post the other day concerning my 17 yr old daughter whom is shutting out life and could be depressed. I had a reply from a lady which encouraged me to start asking for help, which is totally against my belief !! Anyway we spoke to our daughter , asked questions and permission to seek help, listened carefully to her and took her to the doctors, ensuring it was her choice of doctor. we left feeling more positive and have a referral for her with the 16-18 yr olds mental health team.

Mrs Jade - posted on 12/07/2013

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Thank you so much Simone for replying. definitely appreciated. Im taking her to the doctors for a general check up and will speak to the doctor about it. I find girls very difficult physcologically whereas boys tend to get on with things and except lifes little knocks. I will let you know if I get any recommendations or ideas. thanks again.

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