Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.

Depression help guide for teenagers


Published on

Learn how depression affected your teen’s life. What is cause and signs or symptoms, how you can handle your children.

Published in: Health & Medicine
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

Depression help guide for teenagers

  1. 1. Depression Help Guide for Teenagers
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. 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 sad, cry.  Difficulty concentrating  Loss of interest in social activity
  4. 4. Differentiate Teenage And Adults Depression in teens can look very different from adults. The following symptoms of depression are common in both.  Irritable or angry mood  Unexplained aches and pains  Extreme sensitivity to criticism  Withdrawing from some, but not all people m
  5. 5. Effects of Teen Depression  Problems at school: Lead to poor attendance, drop in grades or frustration with schoolwork  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 for depression.
  6. 6.  Low self-esteem: Feeling of ugliness, shame, failure or guilty.  Reckless behavior: Reckless driving, out of drinking are signs of high-risk behavior.  Other problem: Violence behavior, mental health problems, eating disorders and self-injury.
  7. 7. Suicide Warning Signs in Depressed Teens  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
  8. 8. Getting Help  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
  9. 9. Overcoming Agoraphobia & Extreme Anxiety Disorders By Tim O’Lawler