Depression is the most common mental health disorder in the United States among teens and adults.
About 20 percent of teens will experience depression before they reach adulthood.
Issues such as peer pressure, academic expectations, and changing bodies can bring a lot of ups and downs for teens.
Teen depression can affect a teen regardless of gender, social background, income level, race, or school or other achievements, though teenage girls report suffering from depression more often than teenage boys.
Untreated depression is the number one cause of suicide, which is the third leading cause of death among teenagers.
Don't be afraid to seek help if you or someone close to you is depressed and or considering suicide.
Crisis Call Center 800-273-8255 or text ANSWER to 839863 Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week http://crisiscallcenter.org/crisisservices.html
National Hopeline Network 800-SUICIDE (784-2433) 800-442-HOPE (4673) Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week http://www.hopeline.com
Created by Erika Miguel