Teen Depression Training

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For Parents, Teachers, School Counselors and Staff, and Youth Workers


Register for the April 30th Webinar with Bev Cobain, R.N., C.

The 2014 American Psychological Association "Stress in America" survey found that teens are experiencing stress at higher levels than adults. Teens also reported significant levels of feeling overwhelmed, depressed or sad, and fatigued or tired. Nearly one-quarter skipped meals because of stress.

Despite experiencing these symptoms, teens seem to think that there is no relationship between stress and physical and mental health. That's where parents, teachers, and other caring adults need to step in.

With effective training, you can recognize depression in teens and help them.

This training discusses:

  • What is teen depression
  • What are behaviors of concern, including self-injury
  • How to talk to teens about depressive disorders
  • What role bullying plays in child and teen depression
  • How is depression treated in teens
  • Where to get help
  • How to address difficulties that may arise, such as the refusal of help

Our expert presenter is Bev Cobain, R.N., C. Ms. Cobain is an educator and author on teen depression and suicide prevention. She has received many awards for her efforts in helping depressed and suicidal teens, including the National Mental Health Association’s 1999 Green Ribbon Award. Ms. Cobain is a registered and certified psychiatric nurse. While working as a nurse, she discovered her passion for helping families cope with depression and other mental health challenges. She is the author of When Nothing Matters Anymore: A Survival Guide for Depressed Teens and co-author of Dying to Be Free: A Healing Guide for Families After a Suicide.

After viewing the webinar, complete our survey and we'll send you the set of Depression and Bipolar Wellness Guides for Parents and Teens, at no charge to you! Register for the webinar now.

Want to do more and help others learn about teen depression?


Twenty percent of teens will suffer from depression by the end of their teenage years, and suicide is now the second-leading cause of death among those aged 15-24. What can you do?

You can facilitate a Teen Depression Workshop in your own community. Click to learn more about and order a copy of our Teen Depression Workshop.


Special thanks to our current Teen Depression Program funders:

George Harrington Trust
Pappas Foundation
TJX Foundation
Rebecca Pomroy Foundation
Adelaide Breed Bayrd Foundation
John Donnelly Trust
Hart Foundation