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The Troubling State of Teen Depression in America TEEN DEPRESSION IN AMERICA The hard facts about depression and how it can be treated PREVALENCE OF TEEN DEPRESSION 20% 14% 70% 8.3% have suffered at least will have more than one episode of depression within the last 12 months will experience depression before adulthood one episode of depression before adulthood suffer depression for at least a year at a time DEPRESSION AMONG MEN & WOMEN Women are twice as likely to have depression, and symptoms of depression, as men of the same age x2 5,400 teens commit suicide each year Untreated depression is the number one cause of suicide Suicide is the third-leading cause of death for young people ages 15 to 24 19% of young people contemplate or attempt suicide each year The rate of teen suicide in the 15-24 age group has tripled since 1960 FOUR MOST COMMON TYPES OF DEPRESSION Major depressive disorder (MDD): Someone with MDD will experience episodes of intense depression (lasting weeks to years), separated by periods of a relatively stable mood. When people refer to depression, they usually mean MDD. Major depression can make it difficult to work, study, sleep, eat, and enjoy friends or activities. Dysthymic disorder: Teens with Dysthymia will experience depressive episodes that are less intense than in MDD but are long lasting- at least one year. Manic depression (bipolar): Bipolar disorder is characterized by mood swings ranging from extreme emotional highs to extreme lows - major depression to mania with high energy. This is a serious condition that can cause sleeplessness, hallucinations, psychosis, grandiose delusions, or paranoid rage. Bipolar disorder sometimes has a genetic component and can run in families. Adjustment disorder: Adjustment disorder is a short-term condition that people find themselves in when they struggle coping with, or adjusting to, a particular source of stress such as divorce or the death of a loved one. COMMON TRIGGERS Academic stress Traumatic events Family financial struggles Divorcing parents Romantic Genetic factors problems Peer pressure WHAT ARE THE TROUBLE Only SIGNS FOR PARENTS? 1 Sadness that lasts most of the day Crankiness and irritability Inability to have fun doing things that used to be fun IN O Acting younger than their age Feeling tired all the time Trouble sleeping through the night Changes in appetite Drop in grades teens with depression get help Lack of empathy Lack of motivation O Low self-esteem IF LEFT UNTREATED... DEPRESSION CAN LEAD TO... 20% 15% Family conflicts develop psychotic symptoms develop bipolar disorder Problems at school Running away • Violence Reckless behavior • Abusing drugs or alcohol • Developing internet addictions Becoming suicidal 30% 66% develop a substance abuse problem develop anxiety or anti-social behaviors HOW CAN YOU GET HELP? Outpatient counseling Cognitive behavior therapy Residential Adventure-based treatment therapy A program that uses wilderness expeditions for the purpose of therapeutic intervention. Youth Cognitive behavior therapy helps people identify distressing thoughts and corrects negative ways of thinking A family style group home that provides treatment and Counselors use a blend of therapeutic styles and approaches to address a variety of personal and family concerns. Participants are challenged to express emotions and provide feedback therapies for youth struggling with behavioral issues and take part in activities such as canoeing, camping, cooking, hiking and journaling. disorders 80% of teens treated for depression show an improvement in their symptoms within 4-6 weeks of beginning treatment HOW PARENTS CAN TALK WITH THEIR TEENS Offer genuine support Listen without lecturing Provide appropriate medication Listen to and support your teen Validate their feelings Stay involved in treatment Educate your teen on the risks of drug Encourage physical activity & a balanced diet and alcohol abuse Find a depression specialist Be gentle but persistent with requestS Educate yourself about depression O RAWHIDE. 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The Troubling State of Teen Depression in America

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Did you know 20% of teens will experience depression before adulthood? Or, that only 1 in 5 teens with depression actually get help?! This infographic visualizes the troubling state of teen depressio...


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