25 Jun 2015

Parenting - Teen Depression

From Nine To Noon, 11:23 am on 25 June 2015
Adam Schwartz

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Young Australian author Adam Schwartz with practical advice for parents of children with depression based on his own experience.

Adam Schwartz was just 10 when he first became depressed. He refused to go to school, he was prone to bouts of destruction and contemplated suicide. For the next seven years, he and his parents tried an endless round of therapies and treatments in New South Wales, where they live. Adam is now 24, back in study in healthy and has written a book about what it is like to be a child and teenager suffering from depression. It's called mum, I wish I was dead and he wants it to give hope to both sufferers and their parents.