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Ashley Lee, writer

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Have you ever experienced depression? Whether it’s about you and who are are, being bullied, or how others treat you. It can all vary in many ways.Depression makes people feel sad,hopeless, worthless, guilty, and pessimistic. Approximately 20 percent of teens experience depression before they reach adulthood, and between 10 to 15 percent suffer from symptoms at any one time. Only 30 percent of depressed teens are receiving treatment for it. Some teens are more at risk for depression and suicide than others.

There are many different types of depression as well as the symptoms that go with them.There is Major Depression,  Atypical Depression, Psychotic Depression, Dysthymia,and Manic Depression. Major Depression: is the most common. It’s when you lose interest in activities and you feel hopeless. You may lose or gain weight. Atypical Depression: is a variation of depression that is slightly different from major depression. Sometimes the sufferer won’t be able to experience happiness. One may also experience oversleeping and various weight changes. Psychotic Depression: can lead to a sufferer beginning to hear and see things that do not exist. These are called hallucinations. The victim of psychic depression imagines frightening and negative sounds. Dysthymia: is when people just walk around seeming depressed, they’re just sad or feeling blue.They’ve been like this all their lives.They can go through life feeling unimportant, dissatisfied, and simply don’t enjoy their lives. Medication can work as treatment for type of depression. Manic Depression:  is a depression that can be defined as an emotional disorder caused by changing mood swings from depression to mania which can sometimes be quite rapid. People that suffer from this have a higher rate of suicide.

For people suffering from these different kinds of depression, please know that it’s okay and you’re not alone in all of this. It may seem like you have no one, but people don’t know what you’re going through until you’ve gotten into a very bad situation. If you feel like you can’t talk to anyone, you can call  1-877-542-7233. Whether it’s you or someone you know, make a report about that person or yourself. You can also text them if you aren’t able to talk at that moment.They’re there for you or  anyone in need 24/7.  For more information, you can to go their website,  https://safe2tell.org/. Please feel free to text or call them. You matter and you’re worth it.

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