Depression can have many different symptoms and can range from mild to severe.
- Having had depression before
- Higher for teens than children
Here are some books we recommend
- Depression Is the Pits, But I'm Getting Better: A Guide for Adolescents
- Depression: A Teen's Guide to Survive and Thrive
Suicide Warning Signs - Learn how to recognize the danger signs!
** IF EVER WORRIED, PLEASE GOTO ER or CALL 911
Feeling suicidal yourself? Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK(8255). This government hotline connects individuals in suicidal crisis to their nearest suicide prevention and mental health provider.
Be concerned if someone you know:
- Talks about committing suicide
- Has trouble eating or sleeping
- Exhibits drastic changes in behavior
- Withdraws from friends or social activities
- Loses interest in school, work, hobbies
- Prepared for death by writing will, making final arrangements
- Gives away prized possessions
- Has attempted suicide before
- Takes unnecessary risks
- Has recently experienced serious losses
- Seems preoccupied with death and dying
- Loses interest in his or her personal appearance
- Increases alcohol or drug use