More than just an emotion

Depression in Numbers

  • 1 in 33 children have depression
  • only 20% of teens are getting the help they need (therapy/medication)
  • Two times as many women experience depression compared to men
  • People with depression are four times more likely to have a heart attacked compared to those who don't

How To Deal With Depression

  • find somebody trusted to talk to
  • talk to a doctor and see if medication would help
  • keep a journal
  • get plenty of sleep
  • go outside and expose yourself to sunlight
  • care for a pet or loved one
  • exercise

The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project is an organization with the main goals of helping teens, specifically LGBTQ, deal with suicidal thoughts and depression.