Depression- a mood disorder
in which feelings of loss, anger,
or frustration interfere with everyday life.
According to Omer Gillingham’s
research, 60% of people who are
depressed think about suicide, but only
15% take the next step… making a plan.
There is not one main cause of
depression, but most frequent causes
› Genetic link
Family member in previous generation has
› Dramatic change in life
A sudden or unexpected event
› Traumatized by childhood experiences
Abuse, neglect, loss of family member, etc.
The Toxic Triangle-
Having unpleasant thoughts that
affect your mood in a negative way
Severely over or under eating compared to
your normal eating patterns
› Substance abuse.
Excessive and unhealthy use of alcohol or
Women are at double the risk of
becoming depressed compared to men.
› 20% vs. 10%
› Women have a high chance of depression
during and after pregnancy
› Women have a high chance do to higher
hormonal levels compared to men.
In both genders, fallowing a major event
› Changing jobs
› Loss of loved one
Feelings of sorrow and hopelessness
Change in usual routine:
› Excessive sleeping or very little sleep,
compared to a person’s normal sleeping
› Either an extreme craving for food all of
the time or complete loss of appetite
› Loss of interest in activities a person once
› Someone who is depressed has a 58%
chance of becoming obese.
› Someone who is obese has
a 55% chance of becoming
It is proven that people who are
depressed eat a significant more
amount of chocolate…
› Someone showing no signs of depression
eats 5.4 servings of chocolate a month.
› Someone showing occasional or minor signs
of depression eats 8.4 servings of chocolate
› Someone showing major depression signs
eats 11.8 servings of chocolate a month
Over 50% of the population in America is
likely to have depression (34 million).
For adults above the age of 18…
› 72% of Americans drink alcohol and 66% of
those people have a high chance at
A Teacher is responsible for providing an
educational atmosphere where students
will result in achieving academic success in
one or more of the following subjects:
› Social Studies
An average Elementary school Teacher
earns $52,200 per year.
The growth potential for an Elementary
school teacher is promising with a growth
rate of 13%
In the coming years, there will be 41,240
expected job openings for Elementary
Related careers to Elementary school
› College Professor
› Foreign language teacher
› Speech therapist
› Recreational therapist
Atholton High School
I researched Teacher Academy of
I chose the Teacher Academy of
› I plan on attending 5 years of College at
Auburn University, to graduate with:
› Later becoming a kindergarten teacher.
Auburn University is located in central
Each year, an enrolled student will pay
In high school, my grade point average
must be above 3.0 and I must earn 30
high school credits if I am going to
attend Auburn University. And earn a
Teaching license and Bachelors degree.
Auburn has over 24,000
The colors are orange and
blue to support their mascot,
Over the summer of 2010, I frequently
volunteered at the Arc.
The Arc is a community for people who are
mentally challenged. I spend the day
playing games, making arts and crafts with
the participants, and talking about
I enjoy volunteering at The Arc because
watching participants have fun, enjoy
activities and interact with one another,
makes me happy.
I have worked a variety of jobs in the last
few years. Some examples are:
› Babysitting for friends, neighbors, and family.
› Front desk at Holiday Inn
› Waiter at Pizza Hut
I have also earned other rewards:
› Perfect attendance since 6th grade
› Fastest dribbler in Heat basketball league
› 2nd place in state Spelling Bee