Adolescent Depression

Parental Guide

What is depression?

Berk states, " feeling sad, frustrated, and hopeless about life, accompanied by loss of pleasure in most activities and disturbances in sleep, appetite, concentration, and energy (2010)."


Adolescent Depression Awareness Program, is used in high schools for teens to bring awareness to the severity of depression. The ADAP program uses questionnaires to see where the teen falls in their emotional state. The program allows for teens to realize there is help out there (Ruble, 2013).


Berk, L. E. (2010). Development through the lifespan. (Fifth ed.). Boston: Pearson Education Inc.

Ruble, A. E., Leon, P. J., Gilley-Hensley, L., Hess, S. G., & Swartz, K. L. (2013). Depression knowledge in high school students: Effectiveness of the adolescent depression awareness program. Journal Of Affective Disorders, doi:10.1016/j.jad.2013.05.033

Teen Depression Awareness