Presentation on theme: "Depression Health Stats What relationship is there between risk of depression and how connected teens feel to their school? What could make someone feel."— Presentation transcript:
1 DepressionHealth Stats What relationship is there between risk of depression and how connected teens feel to their school?What could make someone feel very connected to school? What could make someone feel disconnected?
2 Depression Is it normal to feel depression? Loss of a loved oneFailing a testGetting injuredLosing a jobFeeling lifts after a few daysGet on with life
3 Depression Feeling sad, hopeless, or lonely Unable to enjoy activities or things that used to make them happyEventually, depression causes inability to function in everyday lifeSchoolHomeSocial lifeSubstance abuseSuicide
4 Learning Log Groups of 2 or 3 Write a summary about ways that depression could cause problems for an individual at school, at home, social life, and in the community.
5 Recognizing Depression Are teens moody, irritable, or tired?What makes these things signs of depression?DiagnosisMust exhibit 4 or more signsInterrupt daily life for more than 2 weeks
6 Depression Risk Factors Parent or sibling with mood disorder Major life changeProlonged stressful situationVictim of violent crimeWitnessing a violent crimePrevious bout of depressionSense of hopelessnessDepression seems to come when we least expect it
7 Learning Log Individual Come up with 3 things each that make you depressedCome up with 3 things each that are good things in your lifeDraw and color 1 of eachGot here with 1st 2nd 4th
8 Treatments Medication New strategies for coping with depression Chemicals control how signals are passedDepression does not allow those chemicals to work properlyNew strategies for coping with depression
9 Coping Strategies Cultivate supportive relationships Focus on positive thinkingVitamin CTake care of yourselfRegular exerciseEat healthyKnow when you need helpHelp others
10 Depression YOU ARE NOT ALONE! Depression can lead to destructive behavior if you don’t deal with itTalk to a TRUSTED personSee a counselor
11 Self-InjurySelf-injury is an unhealthy way to cope with emotions, stress, or traumatic events.Cutting is the use of a sharp object to intentionally cut or scratch one’s body deep enough to bleed.Burning the skin on purpose with a lighted match or cigarette is another.
13 Suicide Prevention Risk Factors Suicide is the intentional killing of oneself.Mood disorders, such as depression, are a major risk factor for suicide.A previous suicide attempt or a family history of suicideHaving both a mental disorder and a substance abuse disorderFeelings of hopelessness or isolationLack of access to mental health treatmentBeing influenced by the suicide of family members, peers, or celebrities
14 Protective Factors Cluster Suicides People at risk for suicide can reduce their risk byseeking treatment for any mental disordersseeking treatment for alcohol or drug abuseestablishing a connection with schooldeveloping closer relationships with family and friendsCluster suicides are a series of suicides that occur within a short period of time in the same peer group or community.Celebrities, Movies, TV shows, LiteratureCluster Suicides
15 Warning SignsIt would be very helpful if someone who was about to attempt suicide showed unmistakable warning signs.Unfortunately, most suicides occur without warning.
16 Helping OthersAn important thing to remember is that suicidal behavior is a cry for help in dealing with problems that seem overwhelming.Suicidal people often feel that they have looked to others for support and have received no response.It is important that you show care and concern for the person.
17 Helping YourselfIf you have been feeling depressed, remember that no matter how overwhelming the problems in your life may seem, suicide is never a solution. It is vital that you talk about your feelings with a trusted adult or mental health professional.Consider talking with a family member who lives nearby, an adult friend of the family, or an adult in your faith community.Crisis centers and suicide-prevention hotlines are other resources you can use.
19 Vocabulary clinical depression The symptoms of this disorder are feeling sad and hopeless for months, being unable to enjoy activities that were once a source of pleasure, and sometimes being unable to accomplish daily tasks.cuttingThe use of a sharp object to intentionally cut orscratch one’s body deep enough to bleed.suicideThe intentional killing of oneself.cluster suicidesA series of suicides that occur within a short period of time in the same peer group orcommunity.