Why are teens so prone to depression? Study shows that about 20 percent of teenagers will experience some form of depression. There are actually many causes of teen depression, school, genetics, loss of a loved one, etc. Depression causes people to constantly feel irritable, sad, and worthless. In many cases depression can even lead to suicide. So how can you help yourself or someone else who is depressed? Don't isolate yourself. If you're depressed, you might not want to see anyone. However, isolation can make your depression even worse. Go hang out with your friends, or people who make you feel good about yourself. You should also keep your body healthy and stay away from drugs or alcohol. This can improve your mood and your mindset. Exercise and eat a healthy diet. An improper diet will worsen your symptoms. If your friend is depressed, go talk to him or her and provide encouragement. It will make them feel like they are worth something.
Have you ever felt depressed before?
If so, how did you deal with it?
What other tips do you have in dealing with depression.