Teenage & Adolescent Depression
Adolescents Face Incredible Physical and Emotional Changes That Affect Each Person Differently
Find Someone to Talk ToFirst, youre hardly alone. It may feel as if no one else in the world has the same problems you do and that no one elses problems could possibly be as bad or as insurmountable as yours but the truth of the matter is, teenage depression is extremely common and the problems that teens face are, by and large, quite similar all over the world. Sometimes it seems like talking about your feelings of depression or sadness can only make them worse, but thats not the case. Talking about your problems, even just finding someone to vent your problems and frustrations to, will often make you feel better. This is especially true if you can find a professional who has been trained in different ways to guide you and to help you through your ordeal.
Signs of Depression in TeensTeens are often angry and sarcastic, but when the feelings of anger just wont go away, when everything and everyone irritates you beyond belief, when life feels completely empty and meaningless, then it is time for you to seek help. Some of the specific signs of teenage depression include:
- Sleeping a lot or hardly sleeping at all.
- Feeling angry or irritable at everyone all the time.
- Feeling that there just isnt any purpose to life.
- Frequent headaches or other physical symptoms.
- An inability to concentrate; your grades may be plummeting but you dont care.
- You find yourself crying at anything and nothing.
- You feel worthless or that something is wrong with you.
- You have thoughts of ending it all.
When you are in the depths of depression it can seem as if you are totally alone and the feelings of being alone can push you deeper and deeper into despair. The truth is, you are not alone. There are warm, loving, caring people who want to help you, people who will do whatever they can to lead you out of the valley of despair. Dont give up, because help is there for you just reach out for it.