Depression : Cause And Effect

1629 WordsDec 7, 20157 Pages
A study shows that many teens may reach higher stress levels than what is believed to be healthy and later on this stress can likely lead to depression. According to the National Conference on Mental Health, depression is the cause of over two-thirds of the 30,000 reported suicides in the United States each year. Suicide caused by depression is even the tenth leading cause of death in the U.S. and the number of people who are becoming depressed is rising. Even though it is the tenth leading cause of death, over all in the U.S., it is the third-leading cause of death in young people ages 15-24. Not only is depression a cause of death but it can affect the lives of people in many other ways. It can make work or school hard, change the way you make decisions, change your sleep patterns, and many others. If a teenager is affected early on by depression it can cause them to majorly struggle in school which affects their future. Depression is a serious issue in the United States but there are still ways to help those who suffer from it. When suffering from depression a person may feel dark and empty loneliness. Complete helplessness surrounds them on a daily basis. Every day people from all over the world suffer from this disease. “Approximately 20 percent of teens will experience depression before they reach adulthood,” (I Need A Lighthouse). This would mean that out of 950 students, Liberty High School would have 190 students suffering from depression. There are many ways for
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