Guidance - Warning Signs and Risk Factors
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There are a variety of warning signs and risk factors associated with identifying depression in teens.
It is important to remember that just like with any list of symptoms, just because "some" of them are true for you, it does not mean that you have the illness of depression. It is also important to remember that if you do have depression, it is highly treatable if you get the help you need. The important thing is for you to ACT and get the answers and help necessary!
If you find that some of these things listed on these pages are true for you, the best thing you can do is talk to a trusted adult about your concerns. Here at Southern your teachers and counselors have all been trained on the Warning Signs & Symptoms of Depression and they are ready to help answer your questions.
For many teens one of the symptoms of depression is to withdrawal from the very people that can help you the most (friends, parents, teachers, counselors, coaches etc). It is difficult, if not impossible, to treat depression by yourself. Reaching out to others may be a difficult first step, but it is a necessary step toward healing this illness.