Ways to Combat Depression
Information for Teens About Depression
Signs of Depression
- Negative feelings and mood
- Negative thoughts
- Loss of energy and motivation
- Loss of concentration
- Physical ailments
- Social withdrawl
Depression affects about 20% of teens before they reach adulthood. 30% of teens with depression develop a substance abuse problem. Teens with depression catch physical illnesses more often than teens without. Depression makes teenagers 12 times more likely to commit suicide.
There are a couple ways to help teens to treat their depression. The first way is to find someone you can talk to like a parent, school counselor, or therapist. If that doesn't work you can see a doctor in case your depression is caused by an illness.
Websites With Information on Depression
Toll Free Numbers
Crisis Call Center
National Hopeline Network