by Emmarose Abbate

What is Depression?

Depression is a mental sickness that makes you feel very sad and bad about things that shouldn't make you that upset


  • 1 of 8 teens are depressed.
  • Over 1 million teens are depressed each year.
  • Only 20% of teens get help.

Most Common Health Problem in America

Depression in Girls

Girls are twice as likely to become depressed than boys during teen years. Studies show girls have stronger emotions then boys.

Signs of Stress

  • Sadness
  • Anger
  • Frequent crying
  • Withdrawal from friends and family
  • Loss of interest in activities
  • Feelings worthlessness
  • Lack of energy
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Thoughts of suicide