Teen Depression

When we think of depression we often think of adults, but did you know that 20% of teens experience depression? Depression can be scary, but it is treatable. Here are some signs that a teen might be suffering from depression:

 

  • Sadness that lasts most of the day
  • Crankiness and irritability
  • Inability to have fun doing things that they used to enjoy
  • Lack of motivation
  • Low self-esteem
  • Withdrawn
  • Feeling tired all the time
  • Trouble sleeping through the night
  • Changes in appetite
  • Drop in grades
  • Lack of empathy

 

 

Take KGA’s free, anonymous teen depression screening. You can also speak with a counselor at KGA anytime at 877-EAP-HARV (327-4278) or [email protected] to discuss your concerns about your teen.

 

 

 

 

 

Stats and warning signs from:

http://www.rawhide.org/blog/wellness/teen-depression-in-america-troubling-statistics-trends/?gclid=CIKwyqS6g9ICFdKCswodKQQPIA