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Depression A Mood Disorder. Clinical Depression : a mood disorder in which people lose interest in life and can no longer find enjoyment in anything. 1. Depressed Mood 2. Lack of Energy 3. Inability to Concentrate 4. Withdrawal 5. Change in Sleep Patterns. 6. Feelings of Worthlessness

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Depression a mood disorder

DepressionA Mood Disorder

Clinical Depression: a mood disorder in which people lose interest in life and can no longer find enjoyment in anything


Warning signs of depression

1. Depressed Mood

2. Lack of Energy

3. Inability to Concentrate

4. Withdrawal

5. Change in Sleep Patterns

6. Feelings of

Worthlessness

7. Indifference

8. Pessimism

9. Irritability or Anger

10. Thoughts of Death or Suicide

Warning Signs of Depression


Stress vs depression
Stress vs. Depression

  • Extreme stress can LEAD to depression

    but…..

  • Stress does not CAUSE depression



Suicide
Suicide

Suicide is the intent to kill ones self.

Suicide is a serious problem in the U.S. and one of the leading causes of death among teens.

Top 3 Causes of Death of Teens:

  • Car Accident

  • Homicide

  • Suicide


Warning signs of suicide
Warning Signs of Suicide

  • Lack of Energy

  • Withdrawal from friends and family

  • No interest in favorite activities

  • Expressing suicidal thoughts or talking about death

  • Doesn’t care about how they look

  • Taking unnecessary risks

  • Give away personal possessions


What can you do
What Can You Do?

For most people, a suicide is a cry for help. They don’t really want to die but have too much emotional pain and don’t know how else to cope.

  • Act calm, let them talk about how they are feeling

  • Don’t challenge them or make comments such as “You don’t have the guts to do that”

  • Offer support, tell them how much they mean to you

  • Urge the person to get help and offer to go with them

  • Don’t promise to keep it a secret, tell an adult


Remember
Remember!!!

Everyone has tough times and feels depressed now and then.

Know that you are not alone!!


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