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1 Bell Ringer Is there a link between depression and academic performance?

2 News You Can Use Toothbrush cleans teeth in 6 seconds.

3 Objective Explain why it is important to identify and treat depression.

4 What Do These Famous People Have in Common

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6 Understanding Depression What is the difference between depression and feeling sad?

7 Understanding Depression Depression: a feeling of sadness and hopelessness that last for several weeks or months.

8 Understanding Depression Recognizing Depression: 1 in 10 teenagers will experience depression before they reach 18 years old. 1 in 10 teenagers will experience depression before they reach 18 years old. After the age of 15, females are twice as likely to suffer from After the age of 15, females are twice as likely to suffer from

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10 Understanding Depression Signs of Depression Change in appetite. Change in sleep. Change in activity level. Loss of interest. Feeling Hopeless. Thoughts of death or suicide.

11 Understanding Depression Treatment Medication Medication Regular Meeting with doctor / psychologist. Regular Meeting with doctor / psychologist.

12 Where to get HELP!! National Suicide Prevention Hotline

13 Depression and the Brain

14 Understanding Self Injury Cutting: using a sharp object to intentionally cut one’s body deep enough to bleed.

15 Understanding Suicide Suicide: Intentionally killing oneself.

16 Understanding Suicide Risk Factors: A previous attempt or a family history of suicide. A previous attempt or a family history of suicide. Feeling of hopelessness Feeling of hopelessness Lack of professional help. Lack of professional help.


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