We can hope that education and screening at an early age can help not just the kids who need help, but also get them comfortable with the idea that this happens.
“To address mental health concerns early and often can help them become matter-of-fact rather than a matter of shame. The more we can accept and not hide, the more likely we are — as individuals and as a country — to live healthier and happier lives, not depression-free for those of us touched by it, but more compassionately and graciously.”
It should be pretty matter-of-fact. The statistics tell us that it’s that common!