Some Kids Blame Themselves For Mom’s Sadness. Talking About It Can Help.

Experts say that when moms are open with children about their own depression, it helps kids avoid depression symptoms themselves.

By Syeda HasanMarch 16, 2020 9:30 am, , , ,

From KERA:

Growing up, Denton resident Amanda Dolin didn’t understand why her mother spent days crying and struggling to get out of bed. Dolin wondered if she’d done something wrong, and she tried and failed to cheer her mother up.

“I knew that she was sick, but as a child, I didn’t have a name for it,” Dolin said.

Dolin’s mother was diagnosed with depression, and eventually, she found effective treatment. When Dolin was a teenager, she began seeing a psychiatrist. That’s when it clicked that she wasn’t to blame for her mother’s sadness.

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