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Monday, April 12, 2010

Teenager - How to Deal With Sadness and Depression

By Angela Linton
Depression can grab hold of both adults and children and disturbingly, it has lead some people down the suicidal road. Depression is a state of mind that cannot be shaken off by thinking only positive things. It grabs hold of you and it hampers you from enjoying life the way in which you once did.
As a teenager, if you are feeling sad, several things can be done to move you from this state. To begin with, if you have a relationship with the Lord God then having a conversation with Him with be more than worth it.
Secondly, take a look at what have been going on in your life lately. That is, are you morning the passing away of someone that you loved. If this is the case, then it is understandable that you are sad. Therefore, give it some time and as the days go by, although you will always miss this individual, you can move forward to enjoying life once again.
You can also take a look at the other things that have been going on in your life. That is, have you been listening only to sad music on the ipod, etc and, or have you been watching only sad movies on the TV? Additionally, have you been surrounding yourself only with things that are causing you to become sad?
If this is the case, it is time that you take a break from all of this. Listen to other types of music, watch some other types of films and keep away from surrounding yourself with only sadness.
If it is a matter of sadness, then doing these things will help you to move on from this point. However, if this is not the case, doing these things will not help you greatly and therefore, other steps have to be taken.
Talk With Your Parent
Talk with your parent about it. This could be a bit challenging, especially if you do not have a good relationship with them. Additionally, some people do not think children could become depress. However, do not let this stop you from reaching out to them for help.
Choose a time when the two or three of you can sit down and talk, but this is a two-way street. You have to be forth coming with them, explain to them, what have been going on in your life and give them an opportunity to respond.
Talk With A Trusted Person
If your parents are not available, talk with someone with whom, you trust. This can be a respected spiritual leader, a teacher, or an adult friend.
Follow The Guidelines
If your parents decide to take you to a therapist, follow the advice that the therapist will be giving to you and if you are prescribed any medication, take them as prescribed.

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