LEARNING CHALLENGES: 
depression and anxiety

Depression and anxiety can be experienced by children in ways that may not be obvious to adults. Through observation, interviews and testing, school psychologists can identify children who are depressed and/or anxious. School psychologists can help the anxious or depressed child through individual counselling or through referral to outside agencies/professionals who specialize in children's mental health.

Useful Resources:

Guide to Understanding Adolescent Major Depressive Disorder

Treating Child and Adolescent Depression : A handbook for children

Health Canada: Child &; Youth Mental Health

Health Care Information Resources--Depression Links

Mental Health Net

Mental Health InfoSource: Depression

Canadian Network of Mood and Anxiety Treatments

Change Your Mind About Mental Health

The Mental Health Network