Using Behavioral Activation to Fight Depression in Teens

Using Behavioral Activation to Fight Depression in Teens

Paths to a Joyful Expression of Self

When a teen is depressed, avoidance of activities they used to enjoy can be a warning sign. Withdrawing from activities that normally make them feel good reinforces their negative mood. One form of therapy that’s been found helpful in lessening depression is Behavioral Activation. In this article from the Child Mind Institute, you’ll learn what behavioral activation is, how to help youth identify activities they value, and how sticking to a schedule can help depressed teens feel better. Read more here.

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