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Depression in Young People

What is depression? Everyone feels low at some time during their life, but most people get better gradually and their sad mood fades. However, for some these feelings of depression linger and escalate. What are the signs of depression?

Symptoms of depression in young people include:

  • ongoing sad feelings
  • low self-esteem
  • worry
  • anxiety
  • anger and aggression
  • depressive mood
  • lack of energy
  • problems sleeping
  • guilt or remorse

Causes of depression can include:

  • school bullying
  • conflicts at home
  • body chemistry
  • hormones
  • genetics
  • medication
  • diet

Depression can also follow a long illness, or it can stem from outside circumstances such as bereavement.

Teenage Depression

Worryingly, depression is on the increase among teenagers and young people. They need help overcoming depression before they develop severe depression symptoms which could then become a long-term problem in their lives.

All Resources provides resources to encourage openness and frank discussion on the delicate issues of depression. They contain information on dealing with depression and support for beating depression and the feelings of depression.

Downloadable Depression Resources for Schools

[Resource Pack thumbnail] Teenage Depression — A Way Out

Teenage Depression — A Way Out

Tackles the issue of depression including causes and signs that parents and teachers can look out for.

Ebook: £10.99 £5.49 Download

Hard copy: £35.99 add to basket

Depression Lesson Plans

[Lesson Plan thumbnail] Introduction to Depression

Introduction to Depression

This lesson plan introduces depression and the way it affects us physically and mentally.

Ebook: £2.99 £1.49 Download

Hard copy: £10.99 add to basket

Depression Resources for Teachers

Our depression teacher resources are beneficial because:

  • Relevant topics to save time
  • Affordable and downloadable
  • Provide guidance and education on various depression topics
  • Informative as well as educational

Depression Resources for Students

Teaching students about depression can be a difficult task. Our aim is to produce resources that:

  • Deal with the issues tactfully
  • Respect the confidentiality of young people experiencing depression

Depression Resources for Parents

Valuable for parents that:

  • Home school their children
  • Want to enhance the education of their children
  • Have children that are home tutored