Informative Speech On Depression

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Youth depression

Depression. What is depression to you?
To me, depression is the constant feeling of being numb. Being numb to emotions, being numb to life, and being numb to your senses. It’s about waking up in the morning and wanting to go straight back to bed. Depression is as if you have come to a point in your life where you no longer want to see what is in front of you because the past is where you want to spend the majority of your time. That is depression to me. So, what is depression to you?

Good afternoon Mr. Tracey and students. The topic I will be talking to you about is Youth depression. In this presentation, I will take you on a journey through the types of depression youths face, its causes, its symptoms, treatments and the charities that help with addressing the problem. The reason why I asked you for your definition of depression is that your definition may well have been different to mine. The website Reachout.com states; “‘Depression’, which is often diagnosed as 'major depressive disorder ', is the feelings of sadness or a low mood that last longer than two weeks and starts to get in the way of your everyday life. Keep in mind that depression is a condition that can only be accurately diagnosed and treated by a health professional.”

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Depression often emerges during adolescence, through long-standing research from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare statistics show indicating signs that 1 in 5 adolescents experience depression by

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