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Panels for Civics/Economics MISSAL

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Aisata Kabia

on 29 October 2014

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Transcript of Panels for Civics/Economics MISSAL

Words Unspoken
by Aisata Kabia, Carisa Arce,
Kyomi Arocho & Keila Jimenez

Teen depression does not have one single definitive cause, but there are various factors that contribute to it such as:
Possible Effects :
~ Chronic tension headaches
~ Hyperventilation
~ High blood pressure
~ Ulcers
~ Addictions
~ Unconcerned w/ productivity
~ Difficulty expressing emotion
~ Decrease in sexual desire
~ Lack of motivation
~ Amplification of symptoms
~ Shrinkage of memory region of brain
~ Self harm or harm to others
~ Suicide
Panel 1:
Identify The Problem
Depression is a serious mental illness that causes a constant feeling of sadness due to an imbalanced level of serotonin in the brain. Depression can be a serious condition that robs one of joy and satisfaction. Teen depression can affect a teen regardless of gender, social background, income level, race, or school or other achievements.

Teens with depression are often dismissed as being moody or difficult
Panel 3:

Some people describe depression as " a freefall in slow motion".
Breathe Me x Sia
"Lost myself and I am nowhere to be found"
Coldplay x Fix You
"When you feel so tired, but can't sleep"
Bring Me The Horizon x Sleepwalking
"Should I sink or swim? Or simply disappear?"
Pierce The Veil x Bulls in the Bronx
"And if I mean anything to you,
I'm sorry, but I've made up my mind"
All Time Low x Therapy
"I am a walking travesty
But I am smiling at everything"
The Fray x You Found Me
"Lost and insecure"
Justin Nozuka x Down in a Cold, Dirty Well
"Can't see no lights
Can't hear no bells"
Of Mice and Men x Second & Sebring
"I hope that I make you proud"
Christina Aguilera x Hurt
"Some times I feel broke inside but I wont admit
Sometimes I just wanna hide cause it's you I miss"
~ Academic stress
~ Death of a loved one
~ Divorced parents
~ Heredity
~ Sexual Orientation
~ Financial struggles in family
~ Physical/emotional neglect
~ Low self esteem
~ Social status
~ Relationship problems
Symptoms :
~ Persistent complaints of physical pain
~ Difficulty concentrating
~ Difficulty making decisions
~ Excessive and/or inappropriate guilt
~ Irresponsible behavior
~ Loss of interest
~ Rapid weight gain or weight loss
~ Memory loss
~ Preoccupation w/ morbid thoughts
~ Anxiety
~ Restlessness
~ Irritability
~ Feelings of hopelessness/pessimism
~ Fatigue/lack of energy
~ Trouble sleeping
~ Memory loss
~ Rebellious behavior
~ Promiscuity
~ Use of alcohol and/or drugs

How serious is this problem in your community?
There are a significant number of teens as well as adults who go through depression. Major sufferers in our community are teenagers and parents. Teen parents are one of the most affected groups in Perth Amboy due to early parenthood.
Major individuals, groups, or organizations taking sides on the problem?
~ Suicide Hotline
~ Depression Hotline
~ American Psychological Association National
Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression
* These groups are in existence to assist the person struggling with depression , family members, friends, and anyone else who is concerned for the well being of this person.
How widespread is the problem in your state or nation?
In America alone , there are millions of people being diagnosed with depression annually.
Panel 2:
Examining Alternative Policies
There is no easy fix to depression , but there are simple changes one can make everyday to lessen these feelings
Alternative 1:
Taking part in physical activity
When one is depressed, exercise often seems like the last thing one wants to do, but it can make a huge difference. Exercise releases feel good brain chemicals known as endorphins. It reduces immune system chemicals that can worsen depression. Exercise also increases body temperature, which has its' calming effects. Regular physical activity encourages the brain to rewire itself in positive ways.
30 to 60 minutes of moderate exercise most days of the week can lift moods, reduce stress and boost self esteem
Implementing "Big Brothers, Big Sisters" in High Schools.
Our Policy
We chose this one from our three proposals because Big Brothers, Big Sisters is a big program that can make a big difference.
This Policy will include the following organizations:
Big Brother, Big Sister
Board of Education
The city
The community
Data in support of Our policy
There are more students being mentored now than back in 2007.
Panel 4: Sum it up
Did you know ...
Suicide is the second leading cause of death for people ages 10-24 ?
The question is how do go from this
to this
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