Depression can be very damaging when left untreated. If you suspect that your teen is depressed, bring up your concerns in a loving, non-judgmental way. Here are ways to help a depressed teenager
Focus on listening, not lecturing.
Resist any urge to criticize or pass judgment once your teenager begins to talk. The important thing is that your child is communicating.
Be gentle but persistent.
Don't give up if they shut you out at first. Talking about depression can be very tough for teens. Even if they want to, they may have a hard time expressing what they're feeling.
Acknowledge their feelings.