Make It Better Guide to Teen Depression

You want to be the best parent you can be–and when your teen is hurting, you’re looking for answers. Make It Better offers this guide to local and national resources on teen depression:

Make It Better Articles:

Teen Depression: Three Mistakes Parents Can’t Afford to Make

Talk About It, Please! Teen Depression and Suicide

Therapy Helps Teen Depression

Teen Therapy: Depression Finds Unlikely Advocate in Wilmette Teen

North Shore Nonprofit Erika’s Lighthouse Introduces Handbook on Depression

Teen Therapy: Finding the Right Therapist

Teen Therapy: 4 Common Pitfalls and How to Troubleshoot Them


National Alliance on Mental Illness: Greater Chicago Location

National Alliance on Mental Illness: Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Family Service Centers

The Family Institute at Northwestern University

Suicide Prevention Services of America in Batavia

Blocking the Paths to Suicide

National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK

Online Resources:

Erika’s Lighthouse

Bark 4 Care

The Balanced Mind Foundation

National Alliance on Mental Illness


Beyond the Blues: A Workbook to Help Teens Overcome Depression
Lisa M. Schab, LCSW
Instant Help Books



Beyond Blue: Surviving Depression & Anxiety and Making the Most of Bad Genes
Therese Borchard
Center Street




Change Your Brain, Change Your Life: The Breakthrough Program for Conquering Anxiety, Depression, Obsessiveness, Anger, and Impulsiveness
Daniel G. Amen
Three Rivers Press




Bully (2001 Film)

Roadblocks to Awareness

Day for Night: Recognizing Teenage Depression