Most depressed persons are lonely with nobody to beckon on, that is why after identifying the cause, you need to get closer to the person. By allowing a huge gap, you give room for the person to find solace in negativity. To help against depression isn’t an easy task but in the long run, the positive effect always overshadows the negative. … More Got a Depressed Friend? Here’s What to do
The power of social media can not be overestimated, but while we review its effects on teenagers, the use is becoming more dangerous for teenagers. The numerous disadvantages of social media are taking a toll on the mental health of many individuals and if each individual does not learn, it will cause more harm than good. … More Understanding the Relationship Between Depression and Social Media
The damage depression is causing in the lives of people is regrettably untellable. You see happy people suddenly turn sadists as a result of the exerting force of depression on them.
That some are smiling doesn’t mean they are not depressed, Many people have just chosen to hide a million pains behind the faintest smile. Especially now that social media has become an abode for all to guise their demons in angelic garments. … More The Two Chief Sources of Depression
According to World Health Organization (WHO), “close to 800,000 people die due to suicide each year, which is one person every 40 seconds. Suicide is a global phenomenon, and 78% of suicide occurred in low-middle-income countries in 2015”
Suicide is the third leading cause of death for 15-24 years people, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) … More Why Do Teenagers Commit Suicide?
Helping a depressed person requires a lot of patience and persistence and the person trying to help must also be of sound mind so as to be able to react to the situation properly. Below are some things to do to help a depressed friend: … More How to Help Your Depressed Friend
“I’ve had enough” I scream as my voice echoes in the emptiness of the room. If the walls could speak, they will yell back at me like a woman will chide her naughty child. I sink to my knees, inspite of my efforts to maintain composure, hot tears start coming. I’m not an emotional person … More One Assorted Meal | by Boluwatife Akindele
on a day that is not in view i will tell my girlfriend about my depression dear girlfriend, you know how it is to love someone and burn yourself every time they say they love you? i doubt. you don’t know the taste of stone or the flavours of fire, in lime water, in a … More Telling My Girlfriend About My Depression | by Adedayo
I discussed with few teenagers and had them share their experiences. I’ll be leaving them anonymous, as there’s nothing interesting or to rejoice about depression. I’m yet to come across or read about someone who constantly look forward to being depressed, or who loves to be depressed. Many things go wrong as a result of … More Teen Depression | Experiences | Conclusion
We’ve dealt with the common signs and symptoms of teen depression, and also the leading causes. We’ll be looking into its management and how to deal with it. Before you can think of any remedy at all, the type and severity of the depression needs to be in check. However, in general, psychotherapy and medication is very effective. Looking at it from an angle, a teen who has been depressed to the point of taking his/her own life will definitely need an upper hand in managing the depression. If, on the other hand, it is still minor or at its early stage, you can take care of it in simpler ways, even before it escalates. I’ll be discussing some options below, which includes: psychotherapy, medications, workout, music, care for yourself, and prayer. Keep reading to know more about these options… … More Teen Depression | Treatment | What to do | How parents can help