Some teens are more
at risk for teen depression and suicide than others. approximately 20 percent of
teens experience depression before they reach adulthood, and between 10 to 15
percent suffer from symptoms at any one time. Only 30 percent of depressed
teens are being treated for it.
- Teen females develop depression twice as
often than men.
- Abused and neglected teens are at risk.
- Adolescents who suffer from chronic
illnesses or other physical conditions.
- Teens with a family history of
depression or mental illness. Between 20 to 50 percent of teens suffering
from depression have a family member with depression or some other mental
- Teens with untreated mental or
substance-abuse problems. Approximately two-thirds of teens with major
depression also battle another mood disorder like dysthymia, anxiety,
antisocial behaviors, or substance abuse.
- Young people who experienced trauma or
disruptions at home, including divorce and deaths of parents.
With that in mind, we
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