MAJOR DEPRESSIVE DISORDER
As the most common type of depression, major depressive disorder (MDD), affects young people who experience consistent and debilitating feelings of sadness or worthlessness. All teens will experience bouts of sadness, and many even moments of worthlessness in adolescence, but not all will go on to develop MDD.
Bipolar Disorder used to be known as manic depression. It is a mental health disorder that is characterized by extreme mood swings. Teenagers who suffer from bipolar disorder will experience intense emotional highs, known as mania or hypomania, and extreme lows, known as depression.
POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) arises when a young person experiences a single traumatic event, several traumatic events, or ongoing trauma. Typically, this can include a teen being physically, emotionally or sexually abused.
Suicidal ideations, commonly used interchangeably with suicidal thoughts, are thoughts, ideas, and or fantasies related to committing suicide. There are an incredible amount of transitions and growth that occurs during the adolescent stage of one’s life.
Seeking help is never easy, but you are not alone! If you or someone you know is in need of mental health treatment, we strongly encourage you to reach out for help as quickly as possible. It is not uncommon for many mental health difficulties to impact a person’s life, long term. Seeking support at the beginning of one’s journey can put the individual in the best position to learn how to manage themselves in a healthy way so they can go on to live happy and fulfilling lives.
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