What do you think are some of the reasons why young people get depressed and what are some ways that you can help them?
One day a young teenage girl was sitting alone in a corner at a basketball game. She was cutting on her wrists. A younger boy saw her and went over to talk to her.
The boy asked, “What’s going on?”
She answered, “No one cares about me. Don’t tell anyone!”
The young boy was saddened and went home to tell his mom. The following day his mother called the school.
When the girl saw the boy the following day she yelled at him asking, “Why did you tell?”
He responded, “Because I care!”
Sometimes people cut themselves because they are depressed.
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Point Value: 50
UNDERSTANDING DEPRESSION IN YOUTH