Let's talk about the youth and Depression #AsicamtheEswatini #YouthConnet

Young people can feel sad and worried about life events such as exams, fights with family or friends, changing schools or moving house. If the feelings of sadness go on for weeks or months and affect everyday life, the young person may have depression.
Symptoms of depression in young people include feeling grumpy, having trouble sleeping, feeling worthless or guilty, eating more or less than usual and gaining or losing weight.
Life situations can contribute to depression in young people but sometimes there seems to be no reason. Encourage young people to talk about how they feel with someone they know and trust such as a parent, teacher, school counsellor, family member or friend.
An important next step is for the young person to visit a doctor to learn about depression and how it is treated.


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