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Li’s Personal Story about Depression

Now and then, it’s normal to feel unhappy. Many adolescents and teens experience low energy or loss of interest on occasion, but when these thoughts and feelings won’t go away, there may be something more going on.  

Kiera shares a story about grief and loss

There are a number of reasons why someone may be experiencing sadness including loss of a loved one, low self-esteem, genetics, certain medical conditions, as well as other factors like a global pandemic.  There’s a lot happening in the world right now.


Feeling sad or depressed is tough to handle on your own. We encourage you to talk to someone you trust- like a parent, teacher, or other trusted adult. If your feelings of sadness are negatively impacting your school or work performance, relationships, energy levels, everyday functioning, routines, or activities, or your outlook on the future, it’s time to seek help. 

Sami’s story of strength and resilience

If you’ve thought about seriously hurting yourself or have tried to seriously hurt yourself, please use the crisis information shown below. 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

Afterwards, talking to a mental health professional would be vital to your success.    

In addition, we have put together all kinds of videos, tips and tricks to improve your mental wellbeing in the Head’s Up Checkup app.

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Downloading the Head’s Up Checkup app is easy. Simply click on this link  (if prompted, please enter the app code: HUCU) and register with your email address or phone number.  


No user information is ever shared per our Privacy policy.

( If prompted, please enter the code: HUCU)


If I had known that what was happening to me was not uncommon and wasn’t strange … it would have been a catalyst to seek help.”

If you are in a crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.  

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