Suffering Weekly Depression
Depression is not a weakness, it is a mental illness, and one that is on the rise especially through our teenagers. Many people suffer weekly depression, a never ending battle to keep their head above water. For those struggling weekly depression, taking one day at a time is often the only way to survive.
Here are some classic signs of depression in children and teenagers to keep an eye out for:
- Not wanting to go out anymore
- withdrawing from friends
- not completing school work
- concentrating becomes difficult
- the enjoyment in usual activities is no longer there
- Emotions alter and the teen becomes more irritable, frustrated and shows a lack of confidence.
- sleeping becomes a problem and constantly tired
- complain of headaches, or stomach pains, or continually unwell.
- change in appetite – severe weight change
Monday is the beginning, the start of something new.
Tuesday brings me down and I am desperately missing you.
Wednesday I am torn between the future and the past.
Thursday I can see a little light, shining through at last.
Friday I can breathe, taking one at a time.
Saturday surrounds me with happiness, making me feel I’ll be just fine.
Then Sunday comes along, turning the light into dark.
This darkness takes over, now I’m back to the start.
If you think you may be suffering from depression, there is help out there.