Adolescents and Depression

Dealing with life’s ups and downs can be difficult for teens; even simple things become a struggle, and teens may show symptoms of depression. 

Some common signs of depression may include:

  • Being withdrawn
  • Easily agitated
  • Being unhappy for extended periods of time 
  • Sleeping excessively or struggling with insomnia

Help for Teens Suffering from Depression

Denver Health’s vast expertise dealing with children and depression focuses on our patients' strengths while improving their social and coping skills. Our Behavioral Health team teaches patients to have a deeper understanding of what causes distress and know how their thoughts and feelings can lead to such distress and thoughts of self-harm.