What is it
Depression causes feelings of sadness and/or loss of interest in activities that you once enjoyed. If you have depression you can have physical and emotional problems that can interfere with school and other activities.
Individuals that have risks make them more vulnerable to depression.
- Depression can run in families
- Differences in chemicals that are in your brain
- Teens that are overwhelmed, stressed or have low self-esteem
- Exposure to violence, neglect, abuse, or poverty
- Fatigue, loss of energy
- Flat affect
- Loss of pleasure
- Little interest in things you used to be interested in
- Sleeping more than usual
- Feeling sad, empty, or hopeless
- Weight loss, loss of appetite
- Difficulty concentrating
- Impairment in social, occupational, or other areas of functioning
- Recurrent thoughts of death, suicidal ideation
Are you concerned that you might be struggling with depression, we are here to help!
Other people you can seek help from would be a school nurse, teacher, counselor, trusted adult, parents
What do I say?
“I don’t know what to do…”
“Can we talk?”
“I am struggling with…”
Speak up for yourself, find someone to talk to, know what your needs are, and know how to communicate
Sexual Health & Pregnancy
Physical, emotional, verbal, cultural, and sexual are all types of violence. Bullying and the intent to harm are violent behaviors. Violence can come from anyone whether they are an adult or teen as well as familiar and unfamiliar people.
Do you identify or are you questioning your gender identity and gender expression? Are you thinking about coming out to your friends and family? This is a very personal process and it is a very intimate and vulnerable time when sharing with others.