The Lonely Raindrop: Depression

1891 WordsJul 15, 20188 Pages
The Lonely Raindrop Depression is an touchy and continually changing subject. Having depression can be a confusing and frustrating thing to deal with. Becoming depressed and having to seek help can be a stressful and complicated process, that can only further increase his or her’s depression, however depression is a terrible, but common mental illness, that can be treated and maintained with the help of others. “Depression is a mood that goes well beyond temporarily feeling sad or blue” (Duckworth 1). Depression is when one feels out of character, by different kinds of sadness, loneliness, hopelessness, self doubt, and guilt. Usually a person feels more depressed at a time of grievance, like the loss of a loved one, or having a bad…show more content…
Depression affects everyone, differently, causing people to react in their own way. Depression can effect men, woman, teens, and children. Each type having their own ways of dealing with depression, and each having different symptoms. Even within each person, unique outcomes occur from depression. “About 11 percent of adolescents have a depressive disorder by age 18 according to the National Comorbidity Survey-Adolescent Supplement (NCS-A)” (Depression in Children and Adolescents 1). Their are many reasons that contribute to a teen becoming depressed. The most naturally occurring one would be the changes in their body. Since most teens are still going through puberty, they have that “awkward stage” that can contribute to a lack of social skill. When a teenager does not fit in with the crowd, and/or left out, it can contribute to their thinking that they do not matter and that no one cares about them. Another huge factor that can lead to depression in teens, is the lack of support at home. While a teen is at home they are usually expected to act a certain way, and if they go agains the norms at home they are punished. Some families dismiss any idea of depression in their children. If for example a teen has been suffering through the obvious symptoms of depression, and they are given a hard time at home,

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