London, UK (PRWEB) February 16, 2014
What is child depression is a question that might haunt parents who observe some mental and emotional changes in their children. NoBullying releases an article today that serves as a guide to parents on what is child depression.
According to the article, depression in children is often misunderstood as irritability or sadness, but it can be highly disruptive and stressful for the child as well as the caregivers. The article lists the warning signs of child depression such as tearfulness, angry outbursts, significant weight loss, unexplainable sadness, irritable mood or loss of interest in the activities they once enjoyed.
If a parent suspects their child may be suffering with depression, it is extremely important to seek professional help as soon as possible. There are several different ways to seek help, such as talking with the child’s pediatrician, a school counselor or a local facility that specializes in adolescent mental health. It is important to seek guidance and counseling from someone that the child trusts and feels comfortable with.
Macartan Mulligan, Co-Founder of NoBullying.com, said, “Depression is one of the direct results of being bullied, so it made sense for the founders of NoBullying to help others find a better understanding of depression in children.”
He added that parents and teachers should make a point to educate the younger generations about the sad outcome of bullying online and off line. According to Mulligan, it is quite imperative to press for more firm laws condemning all acts of bullying and harassment.
NoBullying.com features many pages dedicated to parents, teens, teachers, health professionals as well as posts related to cyber safety.
The website makes a habit of updating its bullying statistics and cyberbullying statistics regularly because it is essential to understand how widespread the bullying epidemic is.
He also added that anyone suffering from bullying in any form or way can always reach out to the team of NoBullying and they will be given advice on how to stand up to bullying or protect themselves online.