Teen Depression: Signs Symptoms and Getting Help

(DVD) 2009, Grades 7 – College, 19 minutes, Closed-Captioned, Human Relations Media This documentary teaches viewers that depression is a medical illness, not a sign of weakness or a flaw in character. Real teens from diverse background talk about their struggles with depression and their strategies for recovery. Viewers learn the warning signs of depression, that resorting to alcohol and drugs only make depression worse, and that seeking help is an act of strength, not weakness. The difference between normal feelings of sadness and clinical depression is explained. Program includes a teacher’s resource book, student activities, fact sheets, and more.

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