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Depression Continued

Suicide: Read This First - if you're thinking about it.
or call 1-800-SUICIDE to talk to a counselor right now

These signs may indicate depression:

  • Low self-esteem
  • Anger management problems or preoccupation with violence
  • Irritating, fighting with or withdrawing from friends, teachers and/or parents
  • Refusing to go to school
  • Behaving to get negative attention
  • Doing poorly or dropping out of school
  • Becoming pregnant early in life
  • Increased physical health problems
  • Becoming a smoker
  • Abusing alcohol or drugs
  • Threatening suicide or homicide

So what do you do if you recognize the signs? Talk with the child/youth about your concerns. Remove access to any lethal means and arrange for an evaluation by a mental health professional. The sooner depression is evaluated, the easier it is to treat.


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