Young children of depressed mothers have a higher risk of behavioral problems and injuries, according to a new study. Researchers at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center examined data on more than 1,100 mothers and their children and found that the children of mothers who suffered from depression were more than two times as likely to suffer from serious injuries than children of mothers who were not depressed.

The study also found that children—particularly younger boys—whose mothers had high levels of depression were more likely to have behavioral problems. African Americans often go undiagnosed for depression, but once it is identified, more than 80 percent of people with depression can be treated successfully. Visit the National Institute of Mental Health’s website for tips on how to cope with depression, or to help a loved one who is battling the illness.