Teenage Depression

Millions of people are diagnosed with depression and more just haven’t sought out help or don’t know they are depressed. It is the worst feeling in the world to be depressed. You don’t understand how you feel or why you feel the way you do. Depression makes you feel like the whole world is against you and it leaves you helpless. Depression can be passed down as a mental illness or caused by bad events in your life. Some of the best ways to deal with this mental illness are to talk to friends, family, or a counselor of some sort. Depression can cause erratic behavior and thoughts of hurting or even killing yourself. It is not something to be made fun of or taken lightly.

Living with depression can be very hard because your emotions aren’t what you want them to be and you can’t just make yourself happy. This can cause grades to drop, relationship problems, and working problems. Depression can make you feel like there’s no point in getting out of bed or even living. Medications can be prescribed for depression but these medications have the possibility of making your depression worse or just not working at all. If this topic was looked upon as much as it should be it would make the lives of so many people better.

Depression is a huge problem in teenagers especially. I myself have battled depression off and on since I was 14. For me personally, it was just that everything hit me at once in life and all of a sudden I had to worry about a job, school, family problems, and just life in general. It felt as if my whole world had come crashing down on me and I had no room to breathe. I felt like I was barely alive. Many teenagers experience depression because they’re brains are at the peak of development and that can make things seem more hectic than they actually are. People don’t take into consideration the amount of stress some teenagers carry on their shoulders and say it’s just puberty that makes them this way. That couldn’t be further from the truth and can be hard to hear or try and understand. I think we need to make it easier for teenagers to seek out help from the school.