Why is knowing about depression important?
Depression effects most people. I did this project because I want people to realize that depression is common in our society, and there are ways to get help.
Bad days are common. Teens are easily aggravated. School causes stress, and anxiety. Drama causes self esteem issues. Everyone will have a period in their life where they just want to give up. Where they have their lowest lows. This is mild depression. ( Self harm can happen with mild depression.
With severe depression, its common to not be able to get out of bed. Not because you just want an extra five minutes of sleep, but because you can't find a reason to. Suicidal thoughts and tendencies are very common. Severe depression is normally when doctors hand out anti-depressants.
"It is a permanent reminder of a temporary feeling."- Jimmy Buffet
Self harm can happen with any type of depression.
Different types of self harm are,
- burning of skin
- pulling of hair
- One in every 200 teens suffer from self harming.
Suicide hotline phone number
1 (800) 273-8255