Sunday, April 12, 2015

Teen Depression

http://www.gethelpdepression.blogspot.com/

We learned about teen depression recently in Health class and I believe that this blog will further help your understanding of the causes and some affects of what kind of toll depression can have on someone. After reading the horrific things that the blog provided it really left me hanging on the idea that as a society we really need to work together to find a better solution and create more support groups for people who are fighting depression issues and are in need of a source to easily open up. But in general I think that just by being more understanding  and thoughtful of others it will help people with their depression.
1.What things as a society can we do to help people who are fighting depression?
2.Do you think prescribed drugs can help someone with depression?
3.Is Depression something that can be medically helped?

8 comments:

  1. As a society we can only help depression by heping those with it by being understanding and caring. You cannot just tell someone who is depressed to stop they need to fell better for themselves. Now sometimes prescription drugs can help but there not always the ideal solution. Depression is definitely something that we can help cure medically and that is often the best way. All in all the best thing we can do is be caring, listen, and notice when others are down.

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  2. I completely agree with Yulian. I believe that support from society can help those suffering from depression, however, I think it is important to note that each case of depression should be considered and handled in a personalized way according to the person. Prescribed drugs can cautiously be taken to help alleviate the depression, not necessarily cure it. But it is unhealthy for someone to completely rely on drugs to "cure" their depression as it can easily lead to addiction and possible overdose. Is depression always triggered by an event or experience? Or can it be due to an imbalance of chemicals in the brain?

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  3. I don't think depression can be medically helped because people who have depression need someone to talk to. They need support, so sometimes they can't talk to their friends. I often get depressed and I feel I need to talk to someone. The society can not fully support people who have depression.

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  4. I really agree with all of you. It's very important to help those who are depressed and not just expect them to get better with medicine or a pill. It's like comparing apples and oranges the only thing to do help the person is by talking to them and asking what things need to be fixed in their lives.

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  5. I don't think depression is something that should be treated medically because as someone with experience, medicine can either really help you or it can cause reverse effects. When you are depressed, you begin to feel like you don't deserve to get better sometimes. If that thought were to escalate further, a lot of bad things could happen. I feel like as a society, we are too focused on using a pill to solve our every problem that we have forgotten how to help and talk to other people. We are bought on this dream that a little pill can make all our worries go away, but mental health is such a hard thing to grasp. It takes more than just a pill. It takes support.

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  6. I do know someone that suffers from depression and it seems like he has good days and bad. I belive he goes and talks to teachers for help and encouragement and to tell him that he is doing the right thing and to keep on pushing himself. I really think that the only way to help out people with depression is to talk with them or to get them to talk to a professional. I don't belive that a over the counter drug can help someone be happier.

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  7. I think that depression isn't something that could be treated medically - relying on medicine to think right doesn't sound very healthy. I think the best way to treat depression is to give the patient more care and be open to listening to the patients. I would not try to solve depression medically.

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  8. I think that depression isn't something that could be treated medically - relying on medicine to think right doesn't sound very healthy. I think the best way to treat depression is to give the patient more care and be open to listening to the patients. I would not try to solve depression medically.

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