Synopsis by Alice Day
Aimed at both children and adults, this program talks about the signs of depression, a serious disorder that can sometimes lead a youngster to consider thoughts of suicide. It uses a light touch to convey to young people the symptoms to watch for, and imparts information in language that is neither too technical nor patronizing. Claire suffered from depression as an 11-year-old, and two years later, is well-adjusted and articulate. She narrates Claire's Story along with an adult, and they discuss ways in which depression is treated. Two teaching modules are included with the program.