Hi I'm new to this forum and new to depression and parenting a teen. I just wanted you to know you aren't alone and this is sooo hard but I'm glad I took a step to find people who understand. My daughter (15) has been diagnosed with major depression and been prescribed medication which we haven't started yet. Ive been so worried about the side effects on a teen and the increased possible thoughts, but the doctor said at the end of our meeting some treatment is better than no treatment, so am looking into starting this week.
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