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Coping with Depression
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Now and then, it’s normal to feel sad or unhappy. Feelings are a normal part of our life. 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.
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There are a ton 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 activities, or your outlook on the future, it’s time to seek help.
“Fear is just a shadow, it can’t do anything to you beyond the power that you give it….show that you are in control by dancing with it and you will take its power away."
If you are in a crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 988 or 1-800-273-8255. When you call the number you will be connected to a skilled, trained crisis worker. This person will listen to you, understand, provide support, and help connect you to the resources and support that you deserve.