Teen Depression/ Suicide Rates

Karman Bailey


Teen depression and suicide has been a serious issue that is often overlooked. Many believe students with this issue are often just looking for attention, and they believe they won't do any harm. Many people see signs, but continues to overlook them until it's too late. They just don't take the victim seriously. This causes even greater depression because they feel like nobody cares. Then when it's too late many suicide victims families realize they over looked all the signs. People with depression should not be taken lightly. Sometimes they just need someone to talk to. Teen depression is sometimes confused with typical teen behavior so it is harder to see. Teens undergo a lot of stress and difficult decisions entering high school and college. Some teens are simply pron to developing depression because some types of depression are hereditary. Some people only experience depression when it's the colder/ darker times of the year. This is called seasonal depression. There are so many other types of depression and so many people that go un-diagnosed each year, and they should be taken a little more seriously.
Simple Plan - Welcome To My Life (Official Video)

"Welcome To My Life" by Simple Plan

"Welcome To My Life" shows what it's like to be depressed. The lyrics explain how no one knows what it's like to feel like he does. "To be hurt, To feel lost. To be left out in the dark" Nobody can honestly explain what depression is like. To me it's like I just don't want to wake up, or I have no motivation. This song expresses that you have no idea what a person is going through. You couldn't imagine the things that some people deal with everyday.

Symptoms of depression often include feeling blue, changes in eating, sleeping and weight, withdrawal from friends and family, feeling worthless.


Green Day - Wake Me Up When September Ends (with lyrics on screen)

"Wake Me Up When September Ends" by Green Day

"Wake Me Up When September Ends" could be used to descibe seasonal depression. Many people unknowingly have seasonal depression. The decreased amount of sunlight a person recieves during the fall and winter months causes this depression. The warmth and sunlight from spring and summer keep the depression syptoms at ease.

For seasonal depression a doctor could have the patient in light therapy. Where the depression victim sits in a special heat light to recieve the light somewhat similar to the sunlight in summer.


The Fray - You Found Me

"You Found Me" by The Fray

"You Found Me" is showing a person who needs help but never found it. the person is asking God where was he when the guy needed help. He "waited on a phone call that never came" I feel like often depressed people reach out for people but it is often overlooked. Then when its "just a little late" the victim is found.

About 3,000 youth die by suicide each year in the United States, making it the third leading cause of death in youth ages 10-24. Pay attention to warning signs!


Simple Plan- Me Against The World Lyrics

"Me Against The World" by Simple Plan

"Me against the World" is a good lyrical explanation of how some people with depression feel. Feeling completely against the world and being considered a nightmare.

"Common symptoms of depression include worthlessness."


Bullet For My Valentine - Tears don't fall (Lyrics)

"Tears don't Fall" by Bullet For My Valentine

I feel like this song could show someone with a worse case of depression. I feel like someone can only reach out so many times for help befire giving up.

"When a person no longer cries or expresses feelings they are progressing into a more severe stage of depression."


P!nk - F**kin' Perfect

"F**kin Perfect" by P!nk

Even though this song is lifting up people. I feel like the words P!nk is singing fit perfectly to those with depression. Depressed people normally have went through a lot in life. After so many things have gone wrong how can you ever expect things to get better? But at that point you're not fighting the world, you're fighting yourself. People with depression are often really hard on themselves. It's really hard to win a battle when you're trying to beat yourself.

"Causes of depression include, but are not limited to, low self esteem, and low self image."


Evanescence - Bring Me To Life

"Bring Me To Life" by Evanecence

"Save me from the nothing I've become." I believe this song fits perfectly because once you're at a certain point it's like you're just looking for anything to keep yourself alive. That numb, emotionless state you go through towards the end. "Breath life into me." The symbolism in the video of the girl reaching out for someone to help her. I feel like you can only reach out for someone so many times before you get tired of it. Then you just get tired of life. Then there's nothing anyone can do to help you.

"Almost every suicide victim give signs. "


Linkin Park - Faint (Official Video)

"Faint" by Linkin Park

"I will not be ignored." After being ignored for so long you just have to make yourself heard. You've given all the signs that you're ready to give up but now they're going to listen. "I can't feel the way I did before." Whatever makes you feel alive, say drugs, self-harm, alcohol, or sex can only save you from it for so long. Eventually they're going to hear you. Loud and clear.

"Suicide is the third leading cause of death in ages 10-24, behind car accidents and homicide."