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Depression Among Teenagers

Depression Among Teenagers

Like a mad mathematical equation, my life happiness has very literally increased each and every year I have been alive since those painful teenage years.

It wasn’t so much that circumstances just became so incredible…it was the change that occurred within my mind that increased my joy level and slowly killed depressions’ grip.

See, I figured out that life is in all actually, like a huge room full of people trying to juggle balls.

Each human being is focused on their own colorful spheres and trying to maintain them in the air to impress those around them; but the funny part is…rarely is anyone even looking.

So teenage depression…how does one eliminate it while still walking those crowded high school halls?

girl holding sign anti-depression

Depression among teenagers 
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1)   Force yourself to see things in CORRECT PERSPECTIVE - correct perspective is that everybody on the face of the earth, young and old alike, are equally as confused as you are within this thing we call life and are daily trying to figure each footstep out…so breathe.

2)   PLAY - remember the juggling ball scenario?  Juggling is entirely over-rated in the sense of trying to impress people.  Way more fun to turn the ball into a game and just start laughing and kicking them.  Let yourself dream and don’t feel forced into other’s conceived limitations.

3)   LOVE on the popular people and the misfits – instead of letting your mind think about your own fears or apprehensions, force yourself to look around and pinpoint other’s in pain or distress and reach out to them.  Even just a smile or an unexpected little note can rock a hurting person’s world and is a wonderful way to make some friends.

4)   KNOW it’s going to get better – I’ll never forget what one of my high school English teachers told me…misfits in high school tend to thrive in life after high school much better than those that were popular in high school.  This is because the popular ones leave their small kingdoms behind after school and are shell-shocked by reality.  Misfits are used to being shell-shocked and find out how limitless they are in the real world with their nurtured passions.

When it comes to depression in teens, keep up the good gets better, I’m living proof! 

Life is truly a beautiful and contagious place.

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Depression among teenagers

“Some friends don't understand this. They don't understand how desperate I am to have someone say, I love you and I support you just the way you are because you're wonderful just the way you are. They don't understand that I can't remember anyone ever saying that to me. I am so demanding and difficult for my friends because I want to crumble and fall apart before them so that they will love me even though I am no fun, lying in bed, crying all the time, not moving. Depression is all about If you loved me you would.” 
 Elizabeth Wurtzel

“Listen to the people who love you. Believe that they are worth living for even when you don't believe it. Seek out the memories depression takes away and project them into the future. Be brave; be strong; take your pills. Exercise because it's good for you even if every step weighs a thousand pounds. Eat when food itself disgusts you. Reason with yourself when you have lost your reason.” 
 Andrew Solomon

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