by Madison Friedman
Note to Readers: Sleep deprived teens are more likely to use alcohol, drugs, and suffer from depression. Sleep deprivation plus stressful life situations increase your teen’s risk of developing depression. It is important to introduce teens to stress management techniques. Thank you to Kid Spirit for sharing this article on teen depression with us.
Julia felt so alone. She felt she had no one to talk to or confide in. She was stressed out from homework, tests, and her parents’ recent divorce. Julia believed that she had no one to turn to for help. She had no energy and was always tired. She was bored with life, or at least her life. One day Julia was sitting with her so-called friends. She was watching them talk, not listening and not saying a word. Then she let something escape her lips: “I wonder if they would miss me.” She wasn’t talking to anyone in particular, she was just wondering aloud. She also was not expecting anyone to hear her, but someone did. The girl who heard was concerned. …Details and ORDERS »