What we do


 

Non-judgemental listening service

Depression Teens Help offers a non-judgemental listening service.

We may take advantage of some psychological concepts to improve our activities, but we offer no psychological therapy. See legal disclaimer for details.

A listening service is very useful for depressed teenagers who may see their depression ridiculed or ignored.

It gives hope to them when they have none.

How do we help depressed teens?

We help depressed teens by:

  • Writing articles about depression in teens (we know that depressed teens find our articles helpful)
  • Corresponding via email with depressed teens.
  • Listening to depressed teens and giving them the unconditional support they need so badly
  • Telling them about stories of people who have successfully escaped from their depression
  • Telling teens about how to replace their hurtful way to think about themselves with a healing one
  • Allowing teens to take depression tests and become aware of their problem
  • Supporting depressed teens with our “Escape from your depression with us” programme
  • Producing content for our “Escape from your depression with us” programme
  • Training volunteers who will reply to depressed teens emails and support them via the “Escape from your depression with us” programme
  • Producing videos about depression in teens
  • Learning about depression in teenagers

We are special

Depression Teens Help is special because we reach depressed teenagers who may have no access to any other form of help or may be denied access to available help.

Our approach

Our approach gets inspiration from the work of famous psychologists and educators.

Erich Fromm is the most important of them. He was called “The Prophet of Love”.

Dorothy Rowe is a world-wide famous psychologist. She is the best for depression.

Carl Rogers created the person-centered approach now widely used in psychology.

A.S. Neill founded Summerhill, the school that teaches happiness.

Alfie Kohn is well-known for his work on education.

Carl Jung is famous for his work on archetypes.

John Bowlby studied the causes of schizophrenia.

John Taylor Gatto explains how modern education causes psychological damage.

John Holt advocates a transformation in education from one based on fear and distrust into one based on trust.

Where do depressed teens we help live?

Albania, Australia, Canada, Colombia, Germany, Hawaii, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Morocco, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, Syria, UK, USA.

What are our plans?

We plan to train as many Healing Volunteers as we need to help depressed teenagers who contact us. At the current level of traffic on the website, we will be able to help 200-400 teenagers per year. Later we want to increase the traffic on the website so that we can help many more teenagers.

We also want to make our activities sustainable, register as a charity, complete policies development and produce press releases and articles.

How do we use technology?

We use:

  • CiviCRM to store details about depressed teens we help. CiviCRM reminds us of follow-ups to do and organises information about each case.
  • Mediawiki for our intranet. There is information about fund-raising, policies, regulations, governance, accounting, articles, banking and more. There is the training our Healing Volunteers do to help depressed teens. Mediawiki is the engine that powers Wikipedia.
  • Slack for our teamwork
  • Mailfence to manage emails and keep them encrypted
  • WordPress for this website

Great! But what are we doing right now?

Have a look at our News blog!