KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Problems persist for teens with depression when they get into their twenties. A study in the Journal of Adolescent Health followed more than a thousand teens, and found those who'd been depressed were more likely to have mental illness, poor overall health and to smoke and drink heavily in their twenties compared to young adults who didn't have depression.
So how do you know if your teen is depressed and how do you get help? FOX 4 Medical Reporter Meryl Lin McKean talked with Randy Callstrom of the PACES program in Wyandotte County.
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