Depression in Teenagers

I hit all 5 of these when I was a teen. I was told I was overreacting, being emotional or hormonal, & I needed to get over it. I was told I was “too young to be upset” & I had “nothing to be depressed about.” My concerns were brushed off & chalked up to “being a moody teen.” My family, the ones who are supposed to support & love you, mocked me privately & publicly. And people wonder why we have teen suicide.

Please don’t ignore those who are hurting. Like me, they probably don’t know how to reach out. They’re afraid no one will believe them. Be the adult & go to them. Help them. Support them. Take their concerns as serious as they do. You could save a life. You just never know.

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