Depression in teens

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Sad unhappy teenage girl

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Many teens suffer from severe depression, even kids here at DPMS.

Often, teens and kids are not informed about the dangers of depression.  The CDC website states 3.2% of children aged 3-17 years  (approximately 1.9 million) have diagnosed depression.” Many people around us may have depression and we don’t even know it.

After a quick Google search it reads, “During these episodes, symptoms occur most of the day, nearly every day and may include: Feelings of sadness, tearfulness, emptiness or hopelessness. Angry outbursts, irritability or frustration.”

If you suspect someone you know has depression, call for help immediately so they can’t hurt themselves or others. It is important to make sure they get help before it’s too late.

People with depression usually don’t tell people until it’s too late.   Make sure you pay attention and remember they may have depression. They may not want help but know it is the best thing for them. depression is serious and we must get people help and take it seriously.