Youth and Mental Health 101
Mental health challenges in youth
What is depression?
Sadness is something that we all experience. But there’s a difference between normal sadness and depression. When sad feelings become more intense, last a long time or significantly impact day-to-day functioning, this may be depression.
How depression might affect you
When you are depressed, you might experience:
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2. YMHC, 2018
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