Everyone feels sad or blue once in a while, but when those sad feelings don’t seem to go away or keep coming back, it could be depression. Depression is a common but serious problem that can affect a person’s daily life. The good news is that most people who experience depression get better with treatment.
Separation of parents or divorce in a family can cause distress to all family members. Divorce can be a traumatic experience for children, but most children adjust well within two years. Children often have more problems when parents remain in a marriage filled with high conflict instead of splitting up.
Children often worry when adults around them worry. News reports and adult discussions about deportation can cause children many worries because they do not understand concepts about the law and policy and they fear separation from their parents.
Children’s reactions to natural disasters and their aftermath are strongly influenced by how their parents, teachers, and other caregivers cope during and after the event. They often turn to these adults for information, comfort, and help. These generally diminish with time, but knowing that these reactions are likely – and normal – can help parents be prepared.
News reports and adult discussions about deportation can cause children many worries because they do not understand concepts about the law and policy. Some children may become fearful of separation from a parent and others may be coping with having been separated.