Nebraska College Preparatory Academy


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Senior Capstone Project Poster, Nebraska College Preparatory Academy/Grand Island Senior High School 2018. University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Copyright © 2018 Yuvinny Delmar Serrano


Depression is situational sadness that lasts throughout the day, every day, for at least two weeks. The symptoms are distressing, and usually depression is caused by a negative impact on one's life. According to the Depression Hotline, many people with depression have one or more other mental disorders present. Depression can affect one’s ability to function at school, at work, or even at home. This discourages young adults from socializing, which is a major problem. One in four adolescents suffer from depression, which is why everyone should try to help young adults who suffer from this disorder.

• Up to 60% of those who suffer from depression also have anxiety. • There are three different types of therapy for depression. • Suicide rates for young adults have tripled since 1960. • Suicide is the third leading cause of death for adolescents, and the second leading cause of death for college-age youth. • Depression can last for years if left untreated.