Creek Speak October 2017 - Page 9

Signs of Depression

You constantly feel irritable, sad, or angry.

Nothing seems fun anymore, and you just don't see the point of trying.

You feel bad about yourself—worthless, guilty, or just "wrong" in some way.

You sleep too much or not enough.

You have frequent, unexplained headaches or other physical problems.

Anything and everything makes you cry.

You’ve gained or lost weight without consciously trying to.

You just can’t concentrate. Your grades may be plummeting because of it.

You feel helpless and hopeless.

You’re thinking about death or suicide. (If this is true, talk to a trusted adult right away!)

High School Counselors are trained but are not therapists, so an interventionist like Ms.Mires would be able to help you seek outside help to get the therapy you need. Anxiety is very common among teenagers and could be caused by excessive homework, adolescent years, problems at home, etc. Anxiety can come hand in hand with depression because they are called “Comorbid”, meaning they show up together. If you notice a peer talking about suicide, the best thing you can do is speak up and tell a trusted adult. If you are suffering from social or emotional stress and want to seek help, Ms.Mires’s email is mires_whitney@svvsd.org or you can schedule an appointment to see her in the counseling office.