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A Relentless Hope: Surviving the Storm of Teen Depression

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Description: Depression and related illnesses threaten to wreck the lives of many teens and their families. Suicide driven by these illnesses is one of the top killers of these young people. How do teens become depressed? What does depression feel like? How can we identify it? What helps depressed teens? What hurts them? How do families cope with teen depression? In A ...more
Paperback, 137 pages
Published May 15th 2007 by Cascade Books (first published May 2007)
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Tami
Apr 15, 2008 Tami rated it it was amazing
Teenagers are teenagers, aren't they? They are moody. They are always tired. They transform from happy well adjusted young adults to angry and lippy menaces in two seconds.

Not so, says the author of A Relentless Hope. He's seen a good number of these stereotypical teens in the families that he councils. He's also experienced it first hand with his own son.

To the outside world, the author's son Tom was the kid everyone wanted to have. He was a good student, an athlete, popular, polite, and just
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Michelle
Aug 19, 2013 Michelle rated it it was amazing
I bought this book because my 17 year old daughter was diagnosed with anxiety and depression. It was so overwhelming, scary, and sad to see her like that. This book really helped me to put things into perspective. The author shares his journey of coping with his son's depression. He explains that once he and his wife were able to surrender their fears about their son to God they were in a much better position to help and support him. It was after reading this that I realized that I needed to so ...more
Kathy Maxey
Aug 09, 2013 Kathy Maxey rated it really liked it
Support, insights for surviving teen depression. Love your teen through their dark times, trusting that they will become healthy again. Don't be afraid to think outside the box of what you thought your family, child raising practices would look like. Perhaps some less traditional methods may work, ie changing schools, finishing high school at a community college, or getting a GED, online school, etc. Be patient and flexible, adapt to your teens feelings at the moment. Mostly just keep loving ...more
Fastmaren
Apr 22, 2010 Fastmaren rated it really liked it
A great book for parents with a depressed teenager. Author is a pastor counselor with a son who went through years of very deep depression.
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