2 Understanding Anxiety Anxiety-the condition of feeling uneasy or worried about what may happenOccasional anxiety is a natural response to life events.WorryInsecurityFearSelf-consciousnesspanic
3 Coping with anxietyIf you use some of the techniques that we have learned about dealing with stress.Many people choose to use substances such as alcohol or drugs to escape.
4 Understanding depression Depression-prolonged feeling of helplessness, hopelessness, and sadnessEveryone feels sadness but depression usually last longerDepression is a serious condition that may require medical help.Almost 15% of all teens will display some sign of depression.
5 Types of DepressionMajor Depression-intense and can last for weeks or months.Mild Depression-less severe symptoms, but can last for yearsAdjustment disorder-reaction to a specific life event.
6 Causes and effects of Depression. Caused by Physical, psychological, or social reasons.Medical conditions or illness can be a cause.Psychological reasons would be surviving a traumatic life event.Social or environmental factors, such as living in poverty or in a physically or emotionally harmful environment.
7 Warning Signs of Depression Changes in ThinkingMay have trouble concentrating and making decisions.Have self destructive thoughtsChanges in FeelingsMay experience Apathy or lack of strong feelings, interest, or concern.May not feel pleasure in things they once enjoyed.May be sad, or irritable and angry.
8 Changes in Behavior May become emotional May begin eating too little or too much.Trouble sleeping and may seem tired.Neglect hygiene and withdraw from social situations.
9 Getting HelpIf you recognize these symptoms in yourself or someone else talk to an adult you trust.Seek a Health professional they can create a plan to help such as:Taking medicationMaking changes in the home or school environmentCounselingTreating depression takes time, persistence and patience.