Did anyone else suffer from severe childhood depression?
I'm pretty under control now, but in elemetary school, I was severely depressed. I was contemplating suicide in first grade and attempting by 5th. I saw a phsyciatrist twice weekly in second grade but he stopped seeing me because I was not responding to therapy. I was never medicated until I was 14.
Throughout the years Ive tried to research childhood depression and suicide at the libary and more recently online, but it seems as though resources are limited. Clinical Depression in children and teens typically begins at the onset of puberty or during high school.
Any thoughts or resources? Has anyone else expereinced childhood depression? What steps woud you take if your own child had depressive tendancies in elementary school?