Depression Education and Health Promotion Project. Michelle Slivinsky, MA UCONN Health Center Department of Psychiatry. The Myth of the Bad Kid. Handout from SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services) Caring for Every Child’s Mental Health Campaign www.mentalhealth.org/child
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Depression Education and Health Promotion Project
Michelle Slivinsky, MA
UCONN Health Center
Department of Psychiatry
Handout from SAMHSA (Substance
Abuse and Mental Health Services)
Caring for Every Child’s Mental Health Campaign
Negative self-statements—highly sensitive to imperfections
Crying/whining, irritability/clinging to parents
Repeated rejection by other children/refusing to engage with others
Frequent absences from school
Sexually acting out
National Comorbidity Survey- Adolescent Supplement (NCS-A)
11.2% of 13 to 18 year olds
Lifetime Prevalence of “Severe” Disorder:
3.3% of 13 to 18 year olds
An estimated 10% of adults report depression
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) reports:
1.4 million adolescent girls age 12-17 experienced a major depressive episode
Depression rates triple between the ages of 12 and 15 among adolescent girls (from 5.1% to 15.2% respectively.
Troubled Thoughts and Feelings
DEPRESSION IS TREATABLE!
Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline’s toll-free, 24-hour hotline at 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255) or TTY: 1-800-799-4TTY (1-800-799-4889) to talk to a trained counselor.
Call 211 (Info line)
Encourage people to talk to parent(s), clergy, teacher(s)/support staff, or other adult(s) who can get them (or the person they are concerned about) the help they need