Beyond the Blues: Child and Youth Depression

Statistics reveal that depression in children and youth is on the rise. In fact, it has increased by one-third in the past 30 years. Untreated depression costs a teenager in many ways: lost eductional opportunities, lost social opportunities and lost time.

Through the personal stories of three young people, this compelling documentary traces the journey of depression, from early signs and symptoms, to assessment, diagnosis and treatment. The documentary also helps shatter some stereotypes.

This powerful 3-part series on child and youth mental health sheds light on the current situation and offers practical tools to understanding the problems and knowing where to find solutions. Depressed kids don't just have a bad attitude--they have an illness. And the illness is treatable.

The two other titles in the series are Fighting their Fears: Child and Youth Anxiety and A Map of the Mind Fields: Managing Adolescent Psychosis.

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Film Credits

producer
Sharon Bartlett
Maria LeRose
director
Maureen Palmer
writer
Maureen Palmer
Helen Slinger
narrator
Maria LeRose
researcher
Shannon Lowry
camera
Chester Ptasinski
John Dowell
Max Lindenthaler
George Colmer
sound
Stewart Lake
Lez Morrison
editor
Tony Hrkac
original music
Lesley Sutherland
Fresh Air Studios
graphics
Tim Johnson

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