Everybody comes back to normal, sooner or later.
What happens when someone cant keep their emotional balance? It seems like there is nothing good in their lives.
This is what is called Clinical Depression. It is a mental illness, and can be treated by a Doctor. One serious effect of depression is thoughts of taking their own life This is called being Suicidal. Suicidal ideation
Clinical Depression is a Whole Body illness that involves your body, your mind and your thoughts. Normal Depressors come and go, but if a person continues to be depressed over a Period of weeks, they should see a Doctor
Depression Inventory If a person has 4 or more of the following symptoms for at least two weeks, they may be depressed - Noticeable change of appetite, with either significant weight gain or weight loss. - Drastic change in sleeping habits, sleeping too much, not being able to sleep, or with a reversed sleep cycle. - Loss of interest in activities you used to enjoy. - Loss of energy, fatigue
Depression Inventory contd - Feelings of worthlessness - Persistent fellings of hopelessness - Inability to concentrate or think - Recurring thoughts of death or suicide or attempting suicide. It is the persistent combination of at least 4 of these which define Major Depression.
What makes depression In teenagers different? - Depressed teenagers often act out, instead of acting sad. -Their behavior can be careless and angry. -They dont seem to care what happens to them or anyone else. - Getting into trouble at home, at school and the law, can be their way of asking for help!
If a person is Depressed, it is not JUST a passing blue mood and Depression is not a sign of personal weakness, or a condition that can be willed or wished away. It should be treated by a Medical Doctor
Suicidal ideation is something most people have now and then. The problem is - IT Can be FINAL! When anyone talks about suicide, it is important that they get help.
Most people dont really want to end their life, but ….. - it may seem to them that they dont have any options! You can help them but you need to follow these suggestions:
Important RULES you need to take it very seriously when someone is speaking Suicidally. ***** 1.Never keep a secret, even if they ask you to!!!!! 2. Always tell an adult! (Their parents, a teacher, a counselor, a principal, or any responsible adult.)
What can you do to help? 1.Be a friend who will listen. 2.Tell an adult because you care. 3.Encourage them to get help.