Depression is a disease of what body system?
Central nervous system
Heredity may play a role in why some people become depressed because...
A genetic link has been discovered- depression MAY run in families
How many women experience at least one episode of clinical depression during their lifetime?
How many men experience at least one episode of clinical depression during their lifetime?
About _ out of every 100 teens are depressed
What is the 2nd leading cause of death for teens between 15 and 19 years old?
Suicide (Car crashes- #1)
Does talking about depression to somebody suffering from it make it worse?
Depression is the leading cause of __________ and ____ _____
Alcoholism and drug abuse
Why do most depressed people not look for help?
Because they have felt bad for so long that they think the way they feel is normal!
What are two places you can go to if you are suffering from depression or thinking about/ wondering about suicide?
K.U.T.O.- Kids Under Twenty One
Life Crisis Services