Teen depression and suicide
By Samantha Dix
Suicide is a serious public health problem that affects even young people. For youth between the ages of 10 and 24, suicide is the third leading cause of death.
. It results in approximately 4600 lives lost each year.
a strong mood involving sadness, discouragement, despair, or hopelessness that lasts for weeks, months, or even longer.
Depression affects more than a person's mood. It drains the energy, motivation, and concentration a person needs for normal activities.