Depression Help Guide
What is Depression
Depression is a strong mood involving
sadness, despair, discouragement, or
hopelessness that lasts for weeks,
months or even longer.
Depression in children, teens and young
adults in much more than a phase. It’s a
real condition that can mess daily life,
lead to be suicidal thought and behavior
and disturbed personal life.
Signs And Symptoms
Constantly feel irritable, sad or angry.
Feel bad about yourself
Changes in eating and sleeping habits
Thoughts of death or suicide
Feel helpless and hopeless
Anything and everything makes you
Loss of interest in social activity
Differentiate Teenage And
Depression in teens can look very
different from adults. The following
symptoms of depression are common in
Irritable or angry mood
Unexplained aches and pains
Extreme sensitivity to criticism
Withdrawing from some, but not all
Effects of Teen Depression
Problems at school: Lead to poor
attendance, drop in grades or frustration
Running away: Many depressed teens
run away from home or talk about it.
Drug and alcohol abuse: Teens may
use alcohol and drugs as self-medicate
Low self-esteem: Feeling of ugliness,
shame, failure or guilty.
Reckless behavior: Reckless driving,
out of drinking are signs of high-risk
Other problem: Violence behavior,
mental health problems, eating
disorders and self-injury.
Suicide Warning Signs in
Talking about committing suicide
Writing and reading stories or poem
about death, dying or suicide
Seeking out weapons, pills or other
ways to kill themselves.
Engaging in reckless behavior
Speak about romantic death
Depression is one of the most common
of all mental health Problems.
Seeking professional help if you
suppose your teen suffering with
depression and chose a therapist who
specialize in treating teenagers.
Encourage social and physical activity
and learn about depression
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