Recognize the challenges of parenting with depression.
Parenting can be a tough job under the best of circumstances. Add depression into the mix, and it can feel overwhelming. Balancing work and family with depression can pull you in three different directions. When left untreated, depression can affect your ability to care for yourself and your kids, and it can have lasting effects on your children's lives. Starting on the right treatment and learning ways of managing depression will help you feel better so you can be the parent you want to be.