The Impact of Depression in High School By: Matt Todaro
Project Overview <ul><li>I interviewed 100 students to determine how much of an impact suicide and depression have in high...
 
Have you ever considered committing suicide? <ul><li>Yes-  37% </li></ul><ul><li>No-  63% </li></ul>
Have you ever suffered from depression? <ul><li>Yes- 87% </li></ul><ul><li>No- 13% </li></ul>
Please indicate any of the following you have used due to depression <ul><li>Cutting yourself- 12% </li></ul><ul><li>Drugs...
Have you ever acted out in violence due to one of these acts? <ul><li>Yes- 24% </li></ul><ul><li>No- 36% </li></ul><ul><li...
Did you ever consider yourself to be a threat to your peers? <ul><li>Yes- 22% </li></ul><ul><li>No- 2% </li></ul><ul><li>N...
Do  you believe students in our school have the necessary resources to help with their depression? <ul><li>Yes- 93% </li><...
Do you believe students take advantage of school resources? <ul><li>Yes- 11% </li></ul><ul><li>No- 89% </li></ul>
If not, why do you believe students do not take advantage of school resources? <ul><li>Embarrassment </li></ul><ul><li>Don...
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  1. 1. The Impact of Depression in High School By: Matt Todaro
  2. 2. Project Overview <ul><li>I interviewed 100 students to determine how much of an impact suicide and depression have in high school </li></ul><ul><li>The students were chosen at random and completed the survey anonymously </li></ul><ul><li>All of the students attend West Seneca West Senior High School </li></ul>
  3. 4. Have you ever considered committing suicide? <ul><li>Yes- 37% </li></ul><ul><li>No- 63% </li></ul>
  4. 5. Have you ever suffered from depression? <ul><li>Yes- 87% </li></ul><ul><li>No- 13% </li></ul>
  5. 6. Please indicate any of the following you have used due to depression <ul><li>Cutting yourself- 12% </li></ul><ul><li>Drugs- 37% </li></ul><ul><li>Alcohol- 46% </li></ul><ul><li>Family/School Resources- 5% </li></ul><ul><li>None of these- 27% </li></ul><ul><li>N/A- 13% </li></ul>
  6. 7. Have you ever acted out in violence due to one of these acts? <ul><li>Yes- 24% </li></ul><ul><li>No- 36% </li></ul><ul><li>N/A- 40% </li></ul>
  7. 8. Did you ever consider yourself to be a threat to your peers? <ul><li>Yes- 22% </li></ul><ul><li>No- 2% </li></ul><ul><li>N/A- 76% </li></ul>
  8. 9. Do you believe students in our school have the necessary resources to help with their depression? <ul><li>Yes- 93% </li></ul><ul><li>No- 7% </li></ul>
  9. 10. Do you believe students take advantage of school resources? <ul><li>Yes- 11% </li></ul><ul><li>No- 89% </li></ul>
  10. 11. If not, why do you believe students do not take advantage of school resources? <ul><li>Embarrassment </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t Believe their problems could get any better </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t trust that information is confidential </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t know the resources exist </li></ul><ul><li>Do not believe their depression is serious </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t want parents to find out </li></ul>

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