More Than Just a Bad Day: Understanding and Supporting Students Who Experience Depression

Audience: School professionals working with junior and senior high age students (grades 7-12)

Depression in students often goes unrecognized or can be mistaken as a behavioral problem. With the information and strategies presented in this presentation you will be able to better recognize signs of depression and seek help for your student.

In this 2 – 2.5 hour course:

  • Explore the difference between normal sadness and clinical depression
  • Learn how to recognize the signs and symptoms of depression
  • Discuss the risk factors associated with students developing mood related problems
  • Review treatment options and referral services available
  • Build strategies aimed at positively impacting your student’s emotional and academic functioning