Unlike adults, children often hide their feelings in fear of the reaction they may get from their parents, caregivers, siblings or friends. In some ways though, a child often displays many of the same characteristics of depression, as an adult.
Here are some of the more obvious patterns/behavior of clinically depressed children :
⚠️Frequent sadness ⚠️Outbursts of anger and rage ⚠️Inflicting self harm, like overdosing on pills, medicines, harmful chemicals that can be found around the house, slashing their wrists or attempting suicide ⚠️Isolation for often extended periods of time ⚠️Loss of interest in their hobbies or things they once loved doing ⚠️Poor school performance ⚠️Frequently getting sick due to diminished immunity ⚠️Change in eating and sleep pattern
If you know of a child who clearly has the above mentioned symptoms, it is absolutely necessary to get them the help that they need.
I MUST ADD - I'm a firm believer that heavy doses of medication WILL NOT SOLVE THE PROBLEM. I'm not asking you to take your child to a Psychologist or Psychiatrist and have them go onto medication that they will need for the rest of their lives. I'm asking you to seek SPIRITUAL HOLISTIC help.