May 24, 2022
…do not walk alone.
Ask for help.
Because depression among teenagers, especially girls, has grown significantly, many of you are dealing with daughters with depression.
For example, Jill, a CG member, just reached out and said:
Confidentially – my daughter has suffered some mental illness which started in Covid 2020 resulting in her taking a leave of absence from college. This past month took a turn in the wrong direction with her recovery. My mind has been pretty full with trying to get her stabilized while juggling serious challenges at work. I need to get rolling – I think I’ve had my head in the sand with busy work and denial/fear.
I hear you, Jill!
It’s hard to get rolling. This *is* hard.
And while we can’t cure your daughter, we *can* help.
We do it by bringing you together with other parents who are walking the same potholed path.
Just the simple act of discovering you are not alone – and being helped by and helpful to other parents – will transform your fears into hope, and your malaise into motivation.
And that will help both you and your daughter.
You know my mantra: never walk alone.
No matter how many cobblestones clutter your road, ask for help.
P.S. We are bringing some members together to help Jill in a Peer Coaching Call in June. *If* you have walked a similar path and feel like you can help in some way please reach out to Charlee, firstname.lastname@example.org (or just reply to this email).