“It can be difficult to tell the difference between ups and downs that are just part of being a teenager and teen depression”.

Season 2 Episode 6 of Power Up Radio explored the topic of Depression. “Teen depression is a serious mental health problem that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest in activities. It affects how your teenager thinks, feels and behaves, and it can cause emotional, functional and physical problems. Although depression can occur at any time in life, symptoms may be different between teens and adults. Issues such as peer pressure, academic expectations and changing bodies can bring a lot of ups and downs for teens. But for some teens, the lows are more than just temporary feelings — they’re a symptom of depression.” For more information about Teen Depression including symptoms and resources, what’s normal and what’s not, causes, risk factors and behavioral changes, please follow this link:

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/teen-depression/symptoms-causes/syc-20350985