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
Having discussed the overview of depression and warning signs and symptoms to it, we’ll be digging into its causes. The main cause of depression is not known, as it has no specific cause, but there are a number of things that can lead to depression in teenagers. Adolescence comes with its own turbulent times, and although teen depression is alike with adult depression, some things can’t still be aligned, like some causes linked to teen depression and the management thereafter. Before dealing with the management of depression, it’s best you reach the root and know what exactly the cause is. Then, you will know where and how to tackle it.
I’ll be highlighting a number of these causes here; I can’t possibly give a drop-down list of all the causes, as they are diverse. I’ll only be discussing some major common ones… … More Teen Depression | Major Causes
It’s normal to feel down once in a while, as life will not always be rosy. It is, however, not okay to be down consistently and keep living a life of despair. I should probably be attributing this to parents, but a teenager’s life doesn’t always revolve around parents. Many times they are with other people or even by their own selves. The first step to solving an issue is by identifying what exactly the issue is, and then, seek for ways to handle it. If you don’t know what exactly is wrong with you, it’ll be difficult to deal with it… … More Teen Depression | Signs and Symptoms