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Mental health Bipolar disorder

Depression is common among young people. The disorder runs in families, and neither adults nor children can control its onset. But recognizing its symptoms and finding the right treatment are the first steps toward saving a child's life.

Erin felt as if she no longer wanted to live, even as a young child. At age 11, she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, a type of depression that can be treated.

Get the story about how Erin felt when she was first diagnosed with bipolar disorder.

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