Depression in Teens

Lyrienne Baker

Depression is widespread among teens.

1 in 8 teenagers will experience depression. Depression is a widespread problem among teens that is largely not addressed. Only 20% of people with depression get the help they need.

Signs and symptoms of teen depression

  • Sadness or hopelessness
  • Irritability, anger, or hostility
  • Withdrawal from friends or family
  • Restlessness and agitation
  • Changes in eating or sleeping habits

Depression is devastating.

Getting help is important.

Organisations for getting help

Triangle Suicide Prevention Consortium

Contact: Phillip Morse - pmorse@nc.rr.com


REAL Crisis Centre - Yellow Ribbon (Jake’s Team)

Contact: Mary L. Smith - realcrisis@embarqmail.com

Phone: (252) 758-4357


Mental Health Association in Forsyth County

Contact: Pam Forrester - pam@triadmentalhealth.org

Phone: (336) 768-3880