As adolescents separate from their parents and gain a sense of control, sometimes they are unable to balance stresses. As a result, depression may occur, and, at times, suicide may be the outcome. Discuss adolescent depression.
Discuss contributing factors and signs and symptoms that may be observed or assessed in adolescent with depression.
Describe primary, secondary, and tertiary methods of health prevention for adolescent depression.
Research community and state resources available for adolescent with depression. ( at least 2 resources).
What nursing interventions could you use to assist an adolescent you suspect is depressed beyond referring the adolescent to a state or community resource?