People with a learning disability can experience mental heath problems just like people without a learning disability. There are many different types of mental health problems, which can affect people at any stage of their life for many different reasons.
If you are concerned about your son or daughter's mental health, it is very important to get help straight away. There are a number of different treatments available for people to help them cope with mental health issues, such as counselling, medication and alternative or complementary therapies.
Since our daughter moved away from home she has been quite depressed at times, and has received medication for this.
Sometimes it may be that the person needs help to change something in their life - for example, they may be depressed because they do not have enough to do every day, or because they are being bullied.
If you have concerns, you can speak to your GP, and any other professionals who work with your son or daughter. If they are in a care home, you should speak to the manager, and ask social services to review your child's care plan.