Depression
By: Makyla Grant

Definition: internally sad over a loved on.

Interesting Facts About My Topic

  • For many teens, depression isn't the result of a poor grade on a test or a fight with friends. It is a biochemical change in the brain.
  • Every year, 3,000 to 4,000 teens kill themselves.
  • Depression, we know, is among the most important risk factors for suicide and non suicidal behaviors.

That devastation, he said, prompted him to launch a group called Students Working Against Depression, or SWAD

Who tries to help the person with the problem?

Your family members,friends,Other people the family know.

Symptoms

Some of the symptoms are when my character stops talking and just walks around all quiet. When she locks herself in her room and sulks. When she screams for no reason or she burst out crying. When a lot of pressure comes over her her power takes over.

How are the characters affected

The characters are affected because it takes up energy from other characters when the main or special characters get upset. They have to take extra time to get them out of their phase and to get them back to saving the world {like always}. You can tell when something is happening when they lock themselves in their room, She/He seems confused, or when they don’t know what to do when they’re just told. The bad guy fell in love with the good girl so he tried to help her but she couldn’t trust him even though she still had feelings for him. The Darkling{the bad guy} helps Alina{the good girl} paying more attention to her than anyone else. He helps her learn to use her powers, and buy trying to give her what she wants.

Why is it important for people to know about my topic?

It's important for people to know about my topic because some people may be going through the same thing and not understand what was going on. People has to learn to deal with their sadness without shutting people out.

Describe how the problem was in your book

Alina had a special ability that someone needed.

Extra Facts

  • For many teens, depression isn't the result of a poor grade on a test or a fight with friends. It is a biochemical change in the brain.
  • Every year, 3,000 to 4,000 teens kill themselves.
  • Depression, we know, is among the most important risk factors for suicide and non suicidal behaviors.

That devastation, he said, prompted him to launch a group called Students Working Against Depression, or SWAD

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