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Beyond the Blues: Child and Youth Depression

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. Depressed kids don't just have a bad attitude--they have an illness. And the illness is treatable.

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Main credits

LeRose, Maria (film producer)
LeRose, Maria (narrator)
Bartlett, Sharon (film producer)
Palmer, Maureen (film director)
Palmer, Maureen (screenwriter)
Slinger, Helen (screenwriter)

Other credits

Camera, Chester Ptasinski, John Dowell, Max Lindenthaler, George Colmer; editor, Tony Hrkac; original music, Lesley Sutherland, Fresh Air Studios.

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Distributor subjects

Children and Youth
Psychology and Psychiatry
Depression in children
Depression in adolescence
Manic-depressive illness in adolescence
Cognitive therapy


; "Beyond the Blues: Child and Youth Depression"; National Film Board of Canada; depression; youth; mental illness;

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