What is Depression?
Depression is a disease of the mind that causes you to feel severely despondent and dejected. You may feel "down in the dumps" and not have depression, but if you feel this way for more than a couple of weeks, you most likely have depression.
How are you affected by Depression?
Statistics on Depression.
How do you get Depression?
How are you diagnosed with Depression?
Signs and Symptoms
- Drinking alcohol
- Doing drugs
- Skipping school
- Overuse of media
- Over sleeping, under sleeping
- Feeling isolated
- Unable to properly filter thoughts and ideas
- Proper REM sleep
- Support groups
- Electroconclusive therapy
- Ultra-brief pulse right unilateral
Prognosis of Depression
Famous athletes with Depression
- Terry Bradshaw
- Mike Tyson
- Delonte West
- Kenny McKinley
- Jimmy Shea
- Eddie Griffin
- Robert Enke
What to do if you think a friend is Depressed
You're wrong. There is plenty of actions you could take and you should start right now! Here's a checklist you can follow to help your friend:
- Ask if they're okay. Maybe a loved one just died and they haven't told you.
- Ask if they want to talk about it. They might already be getting help.
- If you are still worried, talk to your parents or theirs. Advice from elders is always welcome.
- If your friend does need help, their parents will take care of it. Make sure your friend knows that your on their side.
- During their treatment, they may be sensitive. You need to make sure they are comfortable and not stressed. They will thank you at the end.
Your friend may get mad at you for "butting in". Remember that what you did was the right thing to do. You got help when you deemed it necessary. They might hate you for the time being, but they will come around eventually. Don't get mad at them for being selfish, or insolent, or any other adjectives you want to use about them. Be patient. Patience is key. It will work out in the end. You saved a friend, you didn't condemn them.