Category - Teen
A former teen shares her story of suffering from teenage depression in high school. I remember being told that high school was supposed to be the happiest years of my life but it was one of the darkest times in my life. Parents dont always recognize the symptoms of teen depression and anxiety in their son or daughter. Sometimes, teenagers themselves dont understand what is happening to them. This is brynns story of her experience with teen depression and anxiety. Depression in children and teens is on the rise, a heartbreaking trend that cuts across all demographicsrich and poor, rural and urban. for years kevin breel hid his depression behind jokes and laughter. The aspiring stand-up comedian couldnt talk to anyone about his pain until it got so bad he considered taking his life. a couple of years after her dad committed suicide, sam potter began sinking into severe depression. At first, her mom didnt know if her moodiness was typical preteen behavior or something worse. These personal stories provide a first-hand look at the challenges and triumphs associated with managing and recovering from depression and anxiety. Would you like to share your story? Sharing your story can be an opportunity to download your thoughts and feelings, help others by providing hope and encouragement, and also help break down the. How could two best friends, who first met in year 6, end up so depressed in their teenage years that they both tried to take their own lives? Jennifer and gabbys story isnt as rare as youd think. All this to say, if youre a teen and you suffer from any of these symptoms, youre not alone! Since suffering through my own teenage depression, ive learned that depression affects as many as one in eight teenagers.