11% of teens suffer depression before the age of 18
What is Depression?
A period in someone's life where they're constantly feeling sad.
"Major depressive disorder is caused by a combination of brain chemistry, family history, distorted thinking, and emotional environment."
When you are depressed, you are constantly feeling like you are unwanted or don't fit in with the people who surround you.
Depression can be very hard to get over and depending on the person, it may take weeks or months. Sometimes people may take longer to get over certain symptoms of depression.
Nowadays many children/teens are abused whether its physical, sexual, or mental abuse. Teenagers often get sexually abused. Another factor of depression is bullying. Many children get bullied online or physically.
How To Prevent Depression
- Don't take on too much. you could end up stressed
- Surround yourself with positive people in a positive environment
- Stay healthy and exercise regularly
- Stay connected and hang out with friends. It could take your mind off of everything else
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