The Depression Experience Journal is a collection of stories, pictures, and personal experiences from families about what it has been like to live with depression in a child or an adolescent. It represents the “collective wisdom” of these families as well as their health care providers. A group of parents and health care providers has reviewed all of these contributions for appropriateness.

The Depression Experience Journal was created by Boston Children’s Hospital. We welcome family members to enter and explore the Depression Experience Journal.

The Journal has the following chapters:

We know that there may be some emotional discomfort associated with reading the stories of children and parents describing their experience dealing with depression. Nonetheless, we hope that families learn from the stories of others facing similar experiences. The goal of the Depression Experience Journal is to facilitate the strength and resiliency that lies in every child and family facing adversity.