Yes to the lady asking about her teenager. Actually it is the most crucial time to get help for them. As a teenager anything that has happened that you and I think are just normal things that you have to deal with being that age, however today and all the social networks and internet it can grow out of control. Teenagers as we know take things from one extreme to another. The sad part is that they don’t have think as most adults do and consider the repercussions of harming them selves or someone else. That’s why it’s crucial to not ignore them and hope that it will pass because your child thinks about right now and right now seems very bleak and no longer fixable. So we as parents can’t be afraid of people knowing what is going on with your child, if you can save your child’s life by opening your mind to this possibility then you are on your way to being the very best friend and parent for your child. I hate that so many people have attached this stigma to mental health like it only effects poor people, drug addicts and that is hardly ever the case. It is not something that you did wrong or the child did wrong. Mental illness such as depression is a disease and its a horrible very terrible feeling that is so strange that it’s almost indescribable. I was diagnosed with anxiety and depression when I was 15 years old. I was being a popular teenager with a ton of friends and over night I became with drawn from everyone. I am very close with my mom and I told her that I would rather die than continue to feel like this and that when she said she knew that this was serious. I don’t know if I would be here today if it wasn’t for my mom and her believing me and finding me the help I needed. I am now 38 I have 3 kids and work in Property Management. I do still struggle with anxiety and depression but as long as I am doing my treatment correctly it is very manageable. Btw it took almost 4 years for my diagnosis and medicine to do what it was supposed to. That was several years ago when it was hard to find a doctor that was familiar with the disease. Good luck to you and I will have you in my thoughts.