Emotional Wellness

1692 Words May 29th, 2013 7 Pages
Emotional Wellness.
Part1: reflection. * My academic level of intelligence * My grades are nice and high * The sense of welcome and comfort in the school * My friends * My new teacher are reliable * School spirit weeks, activities, sports. * The way we are treated as mature adults * The amount of time spent in classes is pretty accurate; allows us to learn more in a shorter period of time. * There is three more years before school is done, and now I can enter university and pick the career I most enjoy, and no more suffering of boring subjects. * My relationship with God is getting better, especially that I need his help this year. * I seem to be discovering who I am, and what role every person
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Suicide is a risk for all teenagers with depression. See: Suicide and suicidal behavior for more information on how to recognize and treat suicidal feelings.
Signs and tests
True depression in teens is often difficult to diagnose, because normal teenagers have up and down moods. These moods may go back and forth over a period of hours or days.
Sometimes when children or adolescents are asked, they will say that they aren 't happy or sad. Health care providers should always ask children or adolescents about symptoms of depression.
The health care provider will perform a physical examination and order blood tests to rule out medical causes for the symptoms. The doctor will also check for signs of substance abuse. The following can cause, or occur because of depression: * Heavy drinking * Regular marijuana (pot) smoking * Other drug use
The health care provider will also check: * The patient 's history of sadness, irritability, and loss of interest and pleasure in normal activities * Signs of other mental health problems, such as anxiety, mania, or schizophrenia * Risks of suicide or homicide -- whether the teen is a danger to him or herself or others
Information from family members or teachers can often help identify depression in
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