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Depression is on the Rise

Sky Huson, Editor

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Depression is on the rise all over the United States. A high number of teens are suffering from this mental illness. Approximately 20% of teens experience depression before they reach adulthood.

Depression has been on the upswing, and our country’s youth is feeling it the hardest. We’re spending less time with other people, eating worse foods, and getting less exercise, sunlight and sleep.

“Depression appears to increasing among Americans overall, and especially among youth,” said Renee Goodwin, from the department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health.

According to World Health Organization, the total estimated number of people living with depression worldwide increased by 18.4% between 2005-2015 to 322 million

Depression doesn’t last forever. Usually a phase of major depression lasts 4-6 months. But people can suffer longer. If you know someone who is suffering, call 855-317-0434 or tell a trusted adult.

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