Depression Is Slowly Killing Us!

Together we can fight it!

What is depression?

Depression is a mental illness when you feel an overwhelming sadness and hopelessness over a long period of time. Sadness and depression are often two terms used interchangeably, sadness is just a feeling that comes and goes, which is nothing like depression. We need to fix this ongoing problem, before it destroys us and our teens!

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Stop. Drop. Observe!

Causes: Genetic, hormonal, situational, illness, personal struggles, medication or drug use.

Warning sings: Strong feelings of hopelessness, preoccupation with death, recklessness, saying goodbyes, get affairs straight, saying things like "no one wants me."

Symptoms: Mood swings, insomnia or fatigue, excessive hunger, isolation, suicidal thoughts, weight gain or loss.

Resources or treatments: Prescription drugs, therapy, a specialists help. (Ex.. Mayo Clinic)

About 20% of teens suffer or will suffer from depression before they reach adulthood, and suicide is the third leading cause of death for people 15 to 24!! Can't you see? We as people, and us as a school community aren't doing anything to help our peers, frankly we are only making it worse. All the stupid fights you get in with your loved ones, all the homework, all the exams, and all the peer pressure is just increasing the chances of depression in our teens. Can't we do something? Yes, yes we can! Stand up against depression and help each other out, get a program going in our school system to help save us from that monster that goes by the name of depression.

This Is What It Feels Like To Be Depressed

Suicide is Depressions friend...

Like I said up there depression is a long time sadness one suffers from, but what is suicide? Normally one commits suicide as an act to get rid of depression. Suicide is like a side affect of depression, you normally only want to commit suicide because you've suffered from depression far too long and feel like your not worth anything.

Warning sings: Talking about death, looking for ways to kill oneself, hopelessness and feeling trapped, sudden use of substances

If you or someone you know is currently suffering from depression and suicidal thoughts please use this help line, and try to implement plans in your school!!

1 (800) 273-8255.

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By: Kelsey Payne

Freshman student at CHS who is on a mission to help save us from the monster, depression, and its friend, suicide!