A Major Reason for Teen Depression

First thing first, nobody has an easy life, even Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates have their problems, the difference is that they have the kinds of problems that almost everybody wants to have in their lives. Like deciding what to do next with their fortune.

While no one really knows how depression is triggered in our life we have been able to identify some factors in our lifestyle that deepen the depression state.

An improper diet, social validation, psychological abuse are the most known, but for those teenagers who don’t or haven’t suffered from these experience is there any reason to be depressed?

Does a teen have reasons to be depressed?

Behind the scenes of a teen lifestyle, in this modern era being a teenager suppose a lot of stress because of the massive amount of pressure that is required of them. Expectations are very high in many aspects of their lives, like choosing a career. This may be a major reason for teen depression.

Something like defining who you want to be and what you want to accomplish in your life is very important and stressful, I get it.

There are two ways of seeing it and it will depend in the way you look at everything in your life, you either see it with a lot of excitement to define your purpose in the world or for whatever reason you get worried and discouraged because you can’t decide.

In this particular example, I believe this can only be a valid reason to be a worried and a little bit depressed if you can’t get the right counsel to establish a “definite chief aim” -your passion- and have the tendency to see everything in a pessimistic way.

I always keep in mind that you (as a teenager) are on the stage between leaving your childhood and starting to embrace your adulthood, meaning that you need advice, encouragement, and knowledge from someone wiser, usually your parents.

What I can say for certain that will help you (as a teenager) a lot is that you need to strengthen up your character and define what you really want in your life, like how do you want to see yourself in the next 10 years.

If you’re having trouble deciding your life (for the rest of your life) then decide just for the next 10 years or 20 years, that’s it!

You always can make adjustment along the way!!

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Start looking at the horizon with a new perspective by asking yourself, who do I want to serve?

This is a serious topic, but there’s no need for you to don’t have to be so serious to actually get worried and depressed about it.

I hope this post helps you on feeling more secure about this whole topic, but if you are really having troubles with deciding your career then I’ll recommend seeing this article on Forbes. Answer the 9 questions over there and you’ll be on your way to find your dream career. Trust me!

Depression, Sadness & Anxiety

While the best way to know whether you have depression, anxiety or are just feeling sad is to go to a therapist, to recognize them is better to go blind on what you’re feeling and why.

We tend to confound depression, sadness, and anxiety because the three of them go hand in hand in hand. There’s a small level of sadness when you feel anxious, and depression is a mental illness that put you in a prolonged (and more intense) state of sadness.

If you or someone in your family suffer from anxiety is most likely that you or that relative someday will fall into the claws of depression, and those who suffer from the anxiety disorder can also suffer depression someday in their lifetime.

I know that doesn’t sound like good news…

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But the good news is that there are things that you can change in your life that will eventually provide you an armored skin and mind against all these nasty disorders.

If you’re open to seeing the world in a completely different way of the ordinary way, you’ll life will change into amazing and unexpected ways!

Some of the characteristics of these three are;

Anxiety:
  • Worried about what’s coming.
  • A belief that things are not going as expected.
  • It turns on the flight or fight response. You think you’re in danger.
Depression:
  • A strong feeling of sadness about a major event in our lives, in most cases already happened.
  • Not being realistic, or a positive thinker, being rather gloomy in all our ways.
  • Being suicidal or having suicidal thoughts. Not self-worthy.
Sadness:
  • Can still enjoy pleasurable activities.
  • Being gloomy, but not for a long period of time.
  • Don’t feel like have to fight or flight away, but instead feels secure about his self-worth.

My take on the difference between them is very simple, depression is intensely prolonged sadness and anxiety is more like being worried with the feeling of sadness to some extent.

Another thing I’ve noticed is that we can talk about depression for something in the past (most cases), sadness is the feeling of something that is more immediate, (in the present) and anxiety is usually about things (or an illusion of things) that are yet to come in our lives, the future.

Not to brag with you, but I think this is another way we can detect more accurately in which department we are that I haven’t seen in this neighborhood.

Even with this knowledge, I’ll recommend don’t diagnose yourself with any disorder because most of the people don’t know the real meaning of their feelings and can misinterpret them. I’m just giving you some of the best info that I can gather with my insights and knowledge so you can beat depression in a more natural way.

 

Why I’m so Depressed?

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I know how difficult can be when you’re dealing with everything that’s going in your life and top of it feeling depressed, I mean, I get it, life is hard and seems to be getting harder everyday, but it is even harder if we see it through the lens of depression, anxiety, and sadness.

When you don’t have any reason, like a big trauma, or the loss of someone close to you it is common to have this question, and having the feeling of sadness for these particular reasons is common too, even healthy. But what is not healthy is to have this intermittent feeling of depression that comes and goes when least expected…

So Why I’m Feeling Depressed You Ask?

The main cause of depression in a teenager may vary, but neither you, I or a specialist can’t answer that particular question because no one really knows what is the real cause of depression. What I can do is giving you the main causes of depression, in that way you will be better equipped to answer it by yourself.

Main Causes of Depression

Genetics. It is depression common in the branches of your genealogical tree?

* Some illnesses. Depression can be sparkled in our lives by another completely different medical condition.

Abuse. Sexual abuse is the most known, but also physical and emotional abuse in the past can develop depression sometime in the future.

Death. Fear of our own dead, dead or loss of someone we love is a well-established factor for being depressed.

* Drugs. Not just the abuse of the illegal drugs, but some medicaments “legal drugs” can increase the chances of developing depression for a period of time.

* Being Excluded. By being excluded from our family, being fired, getting divorced. I mean losing or not getting into something that we care can be really painful.

* Low Self-Confidence. Carrying a low way of thinking about yourself will eventually lead you straight away to the path of the most high-quality feeling of depression.

Maybe you can argue with me if I’m right with the last one that it’s a vicious cycle. You could be depressed and then develop low self-confidence or by having low self-confidence we could be inviting depression to come into our mind and soul.

You could develop depression for one of these particular causes or a mix of them. When you identify the root cause of why you’re feeling this way you’ll hopefully know what action to take in order to stop feeling depressed because the solution will unfold naturally to you.

In the near future, I’ll be talking more in-depth about why depression appears as an uninvited guest in our lives so stay tuned.

What is Depression?

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In order to solve any problem, we need first to identify it and then, know more about it. The same rule applies to Depression.

According to the Cambridge English Dictionary.

1- Depression: the state of feeling very unhappy and without hope for the future.

2- Depression: a mental illness in which a person is very unhappy and anxious (=worried and nervous) for long periods and cannot have a normal life during these periods.

The American Psychiatric Association defines depression as “the cause of feeling sadness and/or a loss of interest in activities once enjoyed”.

And according to Urban Dictionary; when you’ve felt like the world has been against you for so long, that you’ve become numb to everything.

For the sake of not repeating everything online or not just copy and paste all the definitions from what it is depression I’ll say that there is something common in all the definitions, and that is the “low state feeling”. Under the influence of anxiety and depression, we feel like we don’t have any worth to others and ourselves.

We recognize sadness when we see it, and this is one of the major signs of depression. More than sadness when we are in a depressive state it affects our way of feeling, thinking and how we act and interact in social situations, that’s why it is considered a mental disorder.

To better understand what is and how to fight against depression.

Let’s list some of the most known signs of depression.

* Restlessness

* Irritability

* Anxiety

* Sadness

* Fatigue

* Desire to suicide

* Eating disorder (loss of appetite or overeating)

* Lack of focus

We all can agree that the most powerful sign from this list is the desire to suicide. When you are feeling like taking a risk that put your life in danger for the sole reason of taking that risk not valuing or acknowledging that your life is worth more than losing it, you can be almost sure that you are depressed.

Thank God that there are treatments, supplements, information, psychological expertise, and even food and communities to help you in your fight against depression.

My advice to you is to seek out help, move and do something about to fix it, but don’t keep fighting this feeling alone, because there are a lot of people that don’t want to see you in this situation, including me!

11 Best Bible Verses to Fight Depression

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Some bible verses to fight depression

Even if you don’t consider yourself a Christian, I know for sure that you ended up here because you were searching some inspiration against depression. Let’s face it, feeling depressed all the time it’s overwhelming and we need all the help we can get from all different sources.

I want you to know that you’re not alone in this fight and even God himself has left you his prescription against depression and anxiety in the Bible.

In this message, I want to give you some of the most powerful and inspiring Bible verses to fight depression.

Revelation 21:4 – And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

Psalms 34:18 – The LORD [is] nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.

2 Timothy 1:7 – For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

Proverbs 12:25 – Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop: but a good word maketh it glad.

Isaiah 41:10 – Fear thou not; for I [am] with thee: be not dismayed; for I [am] thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.

Matthew 6:34 – Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

Psalm 42:11 – Why, my soul, are you downcast?  Why so disturbed within me?  Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.

John 16:33 – These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

Psalm 43:5 – Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.

Psalm 55:22 – Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.

1 Peter 5:6-7 – Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

Whenever you feel down, depressed and with a lot of anxiety, just trust that there is someone who really cares about you, trust in these words because they are meant to those people that are righteous and hope that things are going to be better.

Personally, I love these bible verses against depression, because they are easy to remember and to apply, will help you a lot through all your life to keep them in your mind and get comfort whenever you’re feeling depressed.

About Teenager Fighting Depression

Welcome to TeenagerFightingDepression.com

How Depression is Ruining the Lives of Millions

My name is Isandy Díaz and trough my life with some of my closest friends I have seen how depression have turned their lives to the worst. Me as a friend and looking for ways to cheer up and make them feel better to get a lot of knowledge and some effective ways on how we can win against it.

By dealing with the depression of some of my friends, I also learned firsthand how people really feel and think under the influence of depression and what we should and shouldn’t do. Because there are things that are counter-intuitive in this delicate topic and a lot of misconception.

I know those stories about how life isn’t worth living and I know how a teenager feeling depressed can convince himself of even taking his life. But more importantly, I know what we can do with actionable steps on how to Fight Depression and Anxiety.

My Mission Against Depression

So why I’ve decided to become a warrior against Depression?

The feeling of not being worthy and loved in this world is one of the worst feelings we can get in our lives, and according to some studies there are 40 million people dealing with anxiety disorder, and this is just in the USA alone.

I believe things are worse than the stats are showing us and we as human beings are losing this war. If I can help at least 1 person to win the fight against depression then I’ll know that I’ve lived a life with meaning and purpose.

Teenagers have a lot of energy and love for living and have seen some of my friends giving up so easily on their dreams and their lives, was so heartbreaker to me that I decide to do something against it, I can’t see how depression is taking the lives of so many people and do nothing about it, anxiety and depression disorders are not going to win this war, not on my watch!!

My mission is to share my knowledge and encouragement on how we can fight against this disorder to eradicate it in this world. I believe it’s possible to live in a world where everybody feel is worthy enough to live a life with joy and happiness!

My Reasons to Create TeenagerFightingDepression.com

Don’t get me wrong, I know everybody can benefit from my knowledge, but to be honest, my experience is with teenagers because is with them that I have tested knowledge and gather my experience with some amazing results.

Being a teenager nowadays is usually about social status above everything and today more than ever is easy to follow the road to depression and anxiety, I really think that things are worse than that and teenagers have the worst part dealing with depression, because the teenager phase on our lives is about setting the grounds and bases for our character and personality and being depressed is not a healthy way to see the world and ourselves.

The reason for “Teenager Fighting Depression” to exist is because;

A) I want to help people fighting and winning against depression.

B) I have some knowledge and experience on how to get the winning hand against depression and want to share it.

C) There’s a big need for this kind of expertise in the world.

D) My life will be more meaningful and successful if I’m helping others with this mental and emotional disorder.

Wish you the best,

Isandy Díaz S.
TeenagerFightingDepression.com