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How To Identify A Depressed Teen--And What You Can Do To Help

Ryan Melaugh

Young people experience complex emotions, and it can be hard to pick out which teens are at risk for depression and other mental issues. Some problems may just be natural growing pains, but some are not.

On Monday's Up to Date, we talk about what teen depression is-- and what it isn't-- and examine the broad range of strategies available to treat it.


  • Dr. Wes Crenshaw, psychologist
  • Fiona, Lawrence Free State sophomore who blogs here
Danie Alexander is the senior producer of Up To Date.