OVERCOMING TEENAGE DEPRESSION
Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. It is a common misconception that depression is trivial many people don’t even consider it as a genuine health condition. On the contrary depression has a severe effect on how you feel, think and behave and usually leads to a variety of emotional and physical problems. Depression can causes many to to have problems with normal day to day activities and can also cause others to feel as though life is not worth living.
Common symptoms of clinical depression include:
Continuous low mood and sadness
No motivation and interest in things
Having suicidal thoughts or thoughts of harming yourself
Change in appetite or weight
Unexplained aches and pain
Taking part in fewer social activities and avoiding contact with friends
Self-harm, the act of deliberately causing harm to oneself, is linked to depression and anxiety. Many people use self-harm as a way to either cope with or express overwhelming emotional distress. When this fails people sometimes resort to using more extreme measures, measures that are more permanent.
There has been a rise of suicide cases, particularly among young adolescents. Often when asked what led to these suicides, depression would appear to be the most common answer. It is important that we not only spread awareness of the severity of this mood disorder but we must coach individuals within the community particularly youths on ways to identify the root cause and deal with the spiritual problems associated with this disorder.
WHAT THIS EVENT WILL INCLUDE
- 3- 4 speakers
- Q & sessions
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