Signs of depression
According to SAVE
(Suicide Awareness Voices of Education), sometimes people with depression
can't even see the signs and symptoms themselves. Many times people suffering
from depression appear to be happy just prior to the suicide attempt. Many
times, people suffering from depression are afraid to tell other people for fear
of appearing "crazy" or "weak" (and neither one of these adjectives is true).
In children, SAVE reports that depression can be disguised as school phobia or school avoidance, social phobia, excessive separation anxiety, running away, obsessions or compulsions. Depression is something that's miserable for adults to deal with -- but imagine being only 13 and having to handle these strong emotions.
Here are some other signs of depression:
-Uncontrollable anger or destructive behavior
-Easily frustrated, low self-confidence, overly sensitive
-Slowed or disorganized speech
-Dizziness, headaches, stomach aches
No matter your age, if you feel any of these symptoms, don't be afraid to talk to someone about this.