As a teenager, this is all new ground. Even if you’ve been through a few breakups, it’s still new in the relative sense. The feelings of heartbreak, loneliness, depression, and sadness are like a solar flare to an adult’s pilot light, because teenagers are still in the throes of new hormones and chemical changes that have no pity on the human emotional center. … Yes, they know that they need to not linger on the past. But doing that is another monster entirely. They need to get up and do things, because activity is the sword that slays the dragon. Note: The dragon in this case is depression. If you find your teen having to battle an actual dragon, you’ll need to form a balanced party of healers, a good tank, and some high-end DPS, working as a fluid team.