i am honored to be featured on healthline, an online resource whose mission is to make the people of the world healthier through the power of information. they asked me to write a piece for world suicide prevention day, which was september 10, 2015. my article is called “what depression looks like to a child.” i share what it was like to watch my dad become sick with depression without knowing that he was struggling with a mental illness. it is my hope that this article will encourage people – including parents and kids – to talk openly about mental health issues.
healthline shares reliable information about mental health, including articles on symptoms, treatments and coping strategies, as well as personal experience articles (like the one i wrote). healthline also ranks the best depression blogs, best anxiety blogs and the best bipolar blogs each year.