Tyler feels depressed over his family and his situation at home
Tyler is so badly depressed that it leads him to think about taking his life.
Teen Depression Is:
Depression - adolescents; Teenage depression ...... Adolescent depression is a disorder occurring during the teenage years marked by persistent sadness , discouragement , loss of self-worth, and loss of interest in usual activities.
Causes Of Teen Depression
They may be experiencing stress at school.
parents can create stress by unrealistic expectations being placed on their teens to achieve.
Dysfunction in the home.
A traumatic event (death of a loved one)
They may have experienced bullying
Symptoms and Sign of Teen Depression
Change in school performance.
Eating habits change; Low appetite or eat a lot more.
Low self esteem and guilt.
Social isolation, poor communication.
Excessive guilt and/or anxiety.
Destructive and/or defiant behavior.
Inability to concentrate.
Belief that life is not worth living.
Change in sleeping pattern.
Irritable or angered easily.
Has lost a lot of energy, complains of feeling tired all the time.
Talk about death or suicide - this should always be taken seriously.
Treatment For Teen Depression:
It is extremely important that depressed teens receive prompt, professional treatment. Depression is serious and, if left untreated, can worsen to the point of becoming life-threatening. If depressed teens refuse treatment, it may be necessary for family members or other concerned adults to seek professional advice.
Depression can lead to suicide
Sometimes people who feel suicidal may not even realize they are depressed. They are unaware that it is the depression not the situation that's influencing them to see things in a "there's no way out," "it will never get better," "there's nothing I can do" kind of way.When depression lifts because a person gets the proper therapy or treatment, the distorted thinking is cleared. The person can find pleasure, energy, and hope again. But while someone is seriously depressed, suicidal thinking is a real concern.
Depression Can Lead To Suicide
Depression leads people to focus mostly on failures and disappointments, to emphasize the negative side of their situations, and to downplay their own capabilities or worth. Someone with severe depression is unable to see the possibility of a good outcome and may believe they will never be happy or things will never go right for them again.
Depression is one of the leading causes of teen suicide.
85% feel stressed at school
50% feel stress at home
50% feel that there parents cause them stress
100% feel teens face depression
60% have felt depression
60% know of someone who has been treated for depression
50% know of someone who has attempted suicide
35% know of someone who has committed suicide
15% have thought about suicide
85% know that they could get help if they were ever faced with depression
It is very common for teen in high-school to develop some form of depression. There are many options when it comes to getting help and taking control of your depression.
Ways To Get Help
Tell a family member (parent sibling grandparent)
Ask your doctor
Look up information on certain types of treatment such as medication therapy or counseling