Why Depression and Girls?
As therapists at Parker, Schlichter and Associates, we have been observing a significant increase in self injurious actions among middle school and high school age girls. In fact, it is estimated that 50% of adolescents, mostly girls, will engage in self-injurious behavior as a method of coping with their feelings. These actions are always accompanied by feelings of depression and low self-esteem. Each year the number of girls engaging in this behavior grows. We have designed an 8 week Depression Group/Program to aid middle school and high school girls with their feelings and help them to learn better ways to cope with these feelings.
Self understanding leads to self mastery.
Additionally, there will be a Parent Program offered at the beginning and end of the 8 week program in order to provide parents with their own education and tools to help them in dealing with their daughter’s self-destructive behaviors. It is highly recommended parents attend complimentary parent sessions.
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