Brightline program effective in reducing symptoms of depression in children

Sometimes it’s more than just feeling sad — kids of all ages can experience depression. Rates of depression have shot up during the COVID-19 pandemic as kids and teens have struggled with social isolation, anxiety, and grieving the loss of loved ones. But help is available: Brightline offers an effective solution, bringing evidence-based care to families.

Brightline depression outcomes summary

About the summary

Brightline supports kids and their families with a range of options — including support from expert behavioral health coaches, to therapy, and support for parents and caregivers, too. And kids who join Brightline are getting better: Families see fewer symptoms of depression and happier children after working with Brightline.

The summary shows:

  • 70% of parents or caregivers reported their children’s depression improved significantly, based on the Parent Proxy Report Scale for depression developed by the National Institute of Health

  • 100% of children who participated in Brightline’s 12-session program to treat depression showed improvement based on the Clinical Global Impressions - Improvement scale