It is important to provide your children with information about your depression according to their maturity level as they will have a general sense when your mental state changes. Otherwise they may also experience confusion, insecurity, fear for you and anxiety. Above all, let your children know that neither they nor their actions are the source of your depression.
It has become recognized that it isn't just adults who can get depression. More children and teens are being diagnosed with this mood disorder than ever. How many children and teens suffer from depression? Rachele Kanigel in her article entitled, "Depression in Children and Teenagers" cites this statistic: "Roughly 7 percent of all…