One common misconception is that children cannot have depression. Just like adults can have depression, children and teenagers also suffer with depression. A child who is a victim of child sexual abuse may be prone to depression. No child is prepared to deal with sexual abuse and this can take its emotional toll on the child, which may exhibit in the form of a mental illness like depression.
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By the time you finish reading this, 15 children will have been abused; In the next five minutes, 30 more; Within the next hour, 360 more; And by tonight, close to 8,000+ children will have suffered from abuse, 5 of which will die. Child abuse has increased 134% since 1980 and is now considered a worldwide epidemic. The high jump in child abuse deaths and the shocking increase in statistics highlights the frightening lack of public knowledge.
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It May Just Save a Child's Life!!