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Middle-Class Families Seek New Solutions to Treat Adolescent Depression

GQ Magazine July 23, 2023

By NewsChina Updated Oct.1

The impact of adolescent depression can be profoundly distressing for a Chinese middle-class family as they grapple with the challenges of supporting emotionally vulnerable dropouts. The recovery is both financially and phychologically consuming. Afflicted young individuals exhibit erratic mood swings, struggle to maintain focus in school, and are prone to self-harm. Rehabilitation organizations have emerged, employing group activities and communication to aid their recovery. In searching for innovative ways to alleviate depression, some parents encourage their children to travel, but parents who are facing an increasingly competitive society cannot afford to go with them. There is a growing need for comprehensive support systems that address adolescent mental health struggles while considering the broader challenges families face.