My daughter suffers from depression for 10 years. How do I get her help? She won't take anti-depressants.
Hmm, perhaps you could begin by asking her...
"What do you need right now?", "What would you like
more than anything right now?" Now, as a parent you will need to listen before reacting. Then go away and ponder her answer. If it is a thoughtful answer, go with it. If it's an answer that is flippant or harmful, you know not to take it literally.
You need to unconditionally love your daughter at this time. There's an excellent book out titled, "How to Really Love Your Teen" by Ross Campbell, M.D.
I have preschoolers and enjoyed his other book for that age level. It absolutely changed the way I parent.
I would encourage you to speak with a counselor yourself to help you process your daughter's depression.
Her depression can be caused by many things. Be sure to take the time to look into my research by reading the free e-course. Perhaps that may bring some answers!
Don't give up! Have patience, love her...
The other powerful book to find is one about discovering
the love language of your child. Excellent read!
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