Social Justice Project by: Brittany Thompson
Why I Chose This Topic:
Fact: "About 3,000 youth die by suicide each year in the United States making it the third leading cause of death in youth ages 10-24."
B-Mike Baby Don't Cut 2014
Fact: "Each year 1 in 5 females and 1 in 7 males engage in self harm. Approximately 2 million cases are reported annually in the U.S."
Miley Cyrus- When i look at you 2011
Fact: "Depressed teens usually have a smaller social circle and take advantage of fewer career and educational opportunities."
Lindsey Haun- Broken 2009
Fact: "Research has shown that depression has a biological component. It can be passed down from parents to their children."
Lee Brice- I Drive Your Truck 2012
Fact: "Teens regularly exposed to pessimistic thinking, especially from their parents, and who learn to feel helpless instead of overcome challenges, can also develop depression."
Rascal Flatts- Why 2009
Fact: "Depression isn't a condition people can just "snap out of" or simple "cheer up." It's a real medical condition that can affect a person's life in every manner if not treated properly."
Blaine Larsen- How Do You Get That Lonely 2011
Fact: "Depression often results in the person being unable to perform daily activities, like getting out of bed and getting dressed, much less working, socializing, or doing errands."
Mark Wills-Don't Laugh At Me 2009
Fact: Depression is curable with many antidepressants.