Depression is a serious mental disorder that leads to many other related problems such as suicide and self harm. Depression can also affect a family in many ways, it can change the lives of everyone even those who don't have it.
"Fighting with family members, for instance, can be a normal part of a teen developing independence or can be a sign of depression displayed as irritability." (Teen Depression)
"The most serious potential complication of untreated depression is suicide." (Teen Depression)
Depression is a curable disease that can be solved. It's not permanent, therefore it shouldn't be treated as an incurable disease. Talk to your children about it, because they need to learn about it. If you or someone you know struggles from depression, get help. It's okay to reach out.
Depression affects families who have a member suffering from depression
Fighting with one's family has the possibility to break it apart, and suicide leaves the family with a loss.
Depression is not something to be messed with, if you or someone you know struggles from it don't be afraid to get help. Millions suffer and in some cases die from depression yearly, teens more than others. Reaching out doesn't make you weak.