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Copy of Depression!!!

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Taylor McBride

on 14 June 2013

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Mental Illness is a term that describes a variety of psychiatric (emotion, thinking and behavioural) problems that vary in intensity and duration and may recur from time to time. Major mental illnesses include anxiety, mo
d, eating and psychotic disorders. Mental Illnesses are diagnosable conditions that require medical treatment and other supports
Symptoms of Depression
Physical Symptoms
The Physical Symptoms of Depression include unexplained headaches, or general aches and pains and slower speech. They might also have a lack of energy, sleeping disturbances, eating problems and constantly feeling tired. Depression might also result in self-harm
What is Mental Illness
Psychological Symptoms:
The Psychological Symptoms of Depression include saying things that indicate low self-esteem, self-dislike and self-blame. They might have difficulty in concentrating or frequently experience negative thoughts, such as suicide. He/she might have feelings of helplessness, hopelessness and guilt. They might be finding it impossible to enjoy life.
Social Symptoms:
Social Symptoms of Depression includes withdrawal from interests and hobbies, crying easily or showing less interest in sports, games or other activities that they normally enjoy participating in. He/she might also over-react and/or have sudden outbursts of anger or tears over fairly small incidents
Did you know that 20% of teenagers go through depression before reaching adulthood. Teenage suicide is the third leading cause of death among young adults 14 to 24 year old. 90% of suicide is caused by
Depression is a Medical Illness that causes a constant feeling of severe sadness or misery that can last an extended period of time. It affects the persons thought, behaviour, feelings, world view and physical well-being.
90% of woman/girls are
dissatisfied with
their appearance
in some way, which
is the reason why
females are more
likely to be depressed.
What is Depression?
Different Types of Depression:
Major Depressive Disorder
Seasonal Affective Depression:
Atypical Depression:
Psychotic Depression:
3 local support community services that are relevant to 13-18 yrs
15% of the population suffers from depression, which is over one billion people
Over 1 million people die every year because of suicide, which comes to around 3000 deaths a day or 1 death every 40 sec…
By 2020 depression would be the 2nd most common health problem in the world, and will be the second largest killer after heart disease.
Major Depressive Disorder
is a combination of symptoms that interfere with a person's ability to work, sleep, study, eat and enjoy once-pleasurable activities. It usually recurs multiple times throughout a person's life.
Stresses/Triggers of depression for 13-18 yrs:
Stresses/Triggers of Depression:
Target Audience 13-18 yrs
By Taylor McBride

These stresses/triggers include losing a job, financial burdens, Relationship problems with friends, family or c0-workers, menopause, bereavement. Substance/alcohol/
physical/emotional abuse may also trigger some kind of depression
The stresses/triggers for a 13-18 year old can possibly be different from other age groups as they under-go different experiences. Depression is caused by abuse, family dispute, parents divorce, death or loss, bullying, challengers in school/failing. 13-18 yrs may also be susceptible to depression sue to genetic inheritance or low self-esteem towards everything or anything. If you are having relationship problems whether its with friends or family it is possible you may obtain depression if not dealt with appropriately. It has also been proven that if you have a learning disability that makes you feel discouraged, frustrated and ultimately different from other students can result in depression.
Chronic Depression
is a low to moderate depression that can last from two years or longer. However, has less severe symptoms that possibly may not disable a person but can prevent one from functioning normally or feeling well.
Atypical Depression
is a type of depression with specific characteristics such as over-eating, over-sleeping and extreme sensitivity to rejection. People with Atypical Depression tend to have first experienced depression at an early age, during their teenage years
Seasonal Affective Depression
is a depression that occurs each and every year at the same time. It usually starts in winter and ends in spring or early summer. It is thought to be caused by lack of light.
Psychotic Depression
is a severe type of depression as the person loses contact with reality. People with Psychotic Depression may hear voices or have strange, illogical ideas. Patients with Psychotic Depression experience hallucinations and dilutions
Stigmas, Stereotypes and Forms of Discrimination that are associated with Depression
Chronic Depression
The stereotypes associated with depression include people believing that victims of depression only where black clothing, which represents goth/emo, and have no one in their lives and therefore are alone in life. Stereotypes of Depression also includes that they are always thinking about suicide and constantly cutting themselves or other self harm. People also believe that people with depression can just stop being depressed when they want to but that definitely is not the case as depression is a serious mental illness that can result in horrible outcomes.
Solutions to reduce the impact of Stigmas, Stereotypes and Forms of Discrimination towards 13-18 yrs.
To reduce the impact of these stigmas, stereotypes and forms of discrimination we should educate people about how serious depression and mental illnesses are. Teachers, parents, doctors, counselors and more should explain to children that they are not alone in life and that if you are having difficulties they can confide in us. Children should be taught to seek help whether it is with their parents or a counselor without being afraid about what people would say. They should also be informed that there are people they can call and trust without being judged.
3 Personal Strategies that could help prevent the onset of, or help manage the Mental Health issue
Physical Exercise
Physical Exercise helps reduce stress, increases your energy level and lifts your mood. Doing this will change old habits in your life therefore you are "re-inventing" yourself and more likely to think positively about the future ahead
Eating more Healthy Nutritious Foods
Eating more Healthy Nutritious foods will help your body heal easier and sometimes quicker.
Setting yourself a regular Sleep Schedule
Setting yourself a regular sleep schedule will ensure you are getting a decent/enough hours of sleep during the night. It will also enhance your energy and make you feel refreshed when you wake up in the morning feeling positive.
The 3 most common ways people deal with Depression:
The 3 F's
means to run to a safe place or where you feel safe, which could possibly be your home, bed, or with family or friends. People dealing with depression with Flight try to avoid feeling, conflicts and social situations
means that they are triggered by small things and react in anger. For example they have quick verbal reactions out of anger, rage, blame, defensiveness and they also act more bold then usual Adrenaline is the reason for these reactions
means to isolate themselves from everything in life. They are attempting to detach themselves emotionally and trying to cancel out any traumatizing memories.
Kids Help Line
is a free, private and confidential, 24 hour counseling service for young people aged 5-25 years. They are there to help and listen about big or small problems of any kind.
Kids Help Line
Kids in Mind
Kids in Mind
helps young people deal with life problems/situations by giving them support and guidance to make them feel like they belong
Youth Beyond Blue
Youth Beyond Blue
is a site designed especially for young people to provide information and support on depression and anxiety. It provides information about symptoms, causes, treatment, checklists, stories to get others opinion on things, news and events

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Treatments for Depression
When experiencing depression there is numerous types of ways to slowly cure or reduce depression from getting to the worse possible scenario. Even the most severe causes of depression can receive affective treatment quickly and efficiently. Treatment is often most affective when it is started earlier in diagnosis. Medications and antidepressants can be taken to help the victim of depression to slowly be cured. Psychotherapy is also available to have someone that listens and helps you through difficult experiences in life. Support groups such as community mental health centers, peer support groups, family services, social agencies and employee assistance programs are also available to help cure victims of depression
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