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(NPR)   About 11 percent of today's teenagers develop depression so deep that not even a trophy can fix it   (npr.org) divider line 78
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2014-02-06 02:16:28 PM
simplestruths.weebly.com
 
2014-02-06 04:47:41 PM
What about a pizza-trophy?
 
2014-02-06 05:03:11 PM
Actually, teen depression is a horrible thing: I was actually in that state for at lest 30 years, starting before I was a teen.

I didn't even begin to seek help until I was 43, because I thought my attitude was my fault.
 
2014-02-06 05:41:43 PM
The findings were published last week in the journal Sleep.

I... ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ...
 
2014-02-06 06:14:10 PM
This is why you should raise children in the woods.
 
2014-02-06 06:15:46 PM
About 11% of today's U.S. teenagers are also in Florida.  Coincidence?
 
2014-02-06 06:16:03 PM

Darth_Lukecash: Actually, teen depression is a horrible thing: I was actually in that state for at lest 30 years, starting before I was a teen.

I didn't even begin to seek help until I was 43, because I thought my attitude was my fault.


Waaaaaaaaitaminute...you're telling me that feeling this way isn't my fault?!?

/thanks, MOMbama
 
2014-02-06 06:16:25 PM
Don't worry, it gets worse.
 
2014-02-06 06:17:19 PM
First world problems.
 
2014-02-06 06:18:02 PM
Remember when emotions weren't all classified as diseases?
 
2014-02-06 06:18:04 PM

Creoena: About 11% of today's U.S. teenagers are also in Florida.  Coincidence?


All that warm weather, sunshine, and beaches sure are depressing.
 
2014-02-06 06:20:14 PM
Look around- if you're not a little depressed you're either crazy or medicated.
 
2014-02-06 06:20:51 PM

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: What about a pizza-trophy face?


ftfy
 
2014-02-06 06:24:13 PM

Perducci: Remember when emotions weren't all classified as diseases?


1/10.  You had me enough that I feel the desire to at least comment on your poor trolling, which is worth a point.
 
2014-02-06 06:26:23 PM
Depressed ? About what ? Listening to Evanescence ?
 
2014-02-06 06:27:52 PM
I blame suicide hotlines. Society used to be able to rid itself of sad-sack mopes in their teens before they had a chance to breed.
 
2014-02-06 06:29:58 PM
They're doing it for attention. They're faking it. I don't have time for this farking shiat anyway. Why didn't you just get another abortion you stupid biatch? *whap*

/dad
 
2014-02-06 06:31:58 PM
It's never amusing to see people think that depression is just feeling glum and that you just need to get over it.

Be thankful you dont suffer from it.
 
2014-02-06 06:33:42 PM

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: What about a pizza-trophy?



www.hrwiki.org
 
2014-02-06 06:34:26 PM

radarlove: Darth_Lukecash: Actually, teen depression is a horrible thing: I was actually in that state for at lest 30 years, starting before I was a teen.

I didn't even begin to seek help until I was 43, because I thought my attitude was my fault.

Waaaaaaaaitaminute...you're telling me that feeling this way isn't my fault?!?

/thanks, MOMbama


No. In your case, it is your fault, no one likes you and if you'd de the world would be a much better place and your family would be immensly relived.

/just kidding, the world is a better place with you in it- may you live as long as you want satisfied snd content.
 
2014-02-06 06:34:51 PM
"The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention nine to 10 hours "

When I was high school I needed to get up no later than 6am  Than would mean going to sleep at 8pm, is that in any way,shape, or form realistic?

Darth_Lukecash: Actually, teen depression is a horrible thing: I was actually in that state for at lest 30 years, starting before I was a teen.

I didn't even begin to seek help until I was 43, because I thought my attitude was my fault.


I began to seek help when I was 20, nearly 30 and not a damn thing has changed other than me being poorer and having a distaste for the medical community.
 
2014-02-06 06:38:07 PM
They need to have a major car accident, and come out smelling like a rose. When I was teen, I wiped out on a country road in a blizzard, into a eight foot deep ditch and a tree. They had to pry me out with the jaws of life while I hung upside down from my seatbelt, covered in glass. I crawled out, waved off the fire and para medics, ran 50 feet into some guys yard, and started shouting "Woot! I'm alive!". Not even a scratch.

Even since, life has been a lot more special. lol
 
2014-02-06 06:51:31 PM
I went through crippling depression myself and it's tough to get out of it. I was bullied at school, bullied at my church because the bullies at school went to the same church, then went home to a mentally unstable mother and a stepfather with schizoid personality disorder. Needless to say when I left that place the healing began. Some people are not so lucky. I had a place to go.
 
2014-02-06 06:52:23 PM

radarlove: Perducci: Remember when emotions weren't all classified as diseases?

1/10.  You had me enough that I feel the desire to at least comment on your poor trolling, which is worth a point participation medal.

 
2014-02-06 06:53:40 PM
This has nothing to do with medications that inhibit real emotions.
 
2014-02-06 06:57:45 PM

Darth_Lukecash: radarlove: Darth_Lukecash: Actually, teen depression is a horrible thing: I was actually in that state for at lest 30 years, starting before I was a teen.

I didn't even begin to seek help until I was 43, because I thought my attitude was my fault.

Waaaaaaaaitaminute...you're telling me that feeling this way isn't my fault?!?

/thanks, MOMbama

No. In your case, it is your fault, no one likes you and if you'd de the world would be a much better place and your family would be immensly relived.

/just kidding, the world is a better place with you in it- may you live as long as you want satisfied snd content.


Haha, Mr. Funny man, but I actually weren't kidding- my ol' lady really did a number on me.  I was a very depressed kid and the meds made it worse, so that really stressed her out.  Then she got the cancer.  One very emotional night she comes at me with this bit about how all the stress I gave her is what gave her the cancer and how I'm so terrible and I've killed my own mother.  I was like 14 or 15 maybe at the time but we all too often fail to take into account sometimes just how impactful our words can be on our kids.  I don't think she even remembers that night.  farkin' parents man.

=)
 
2014-02-06 07:00:21 PM

GoldSpider: First world problems.


GBmanNC: "The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention nine to 10 hours "

When I was high school I needed to get up no later than 6am  Than would mean going to sleep at 8pm, is that in any way,shape, or form realistic?

Darth_Lukecash: Actually, teen depression is a horrible thing: I was actually in that state for at lest 30 years, starting before I was a teen.

I didn't even begin to seek help until I was 43, because I thought my attitude was my fault.

I began to seek help when I was 20, nearly 30 and not a damn thing has changed other than me being poorer and having a distaste for the medical community.


420 to the rescue, brah
 
2014-02-06 07:01:44 PM
I know how half of the population feels about a socialized medical system and how they aren't really cool with it, but can we all at least agree that we need a comprehensive mental healthcare system in place that anybody can go to, free of charge, to get desperately needed help?

We need a petition or something.
 
2014-02-06 07:01:56 PM
img.fark.net

/Came here for this.
//Leaving self-satisfied.
 
2014-02-06 07:03:24 PM

KeatingFive: 420 to the rescue, brah


tru dat!

/*tooooooooooke*
 
2014-02-06 07:05:11 PM

Chalji: It's never amusing to see people think that depression is just feeling glum and that you just need to get over it.

Be thankful you dont suffer from it.


This times eleventy billion
 
2014-02-06 07:05:57 PM
So you're going to be depressed if you get less sleep, and that depression is going to cause you to get less sleep, making you more depressed. And now they want to take away your internet and media, the only thing stimulating your brains enough so that you don't end the day with your head in the oven. Good luck, teens of today. We've identified major causes of your depression, and it's the only thing keeping you alive.
 
2014-02-06 07:09:23 PM

letrole: I blame suicide hotlines. Society used to be able to rid itself of sad-sack mopes in their teens before they had a chance to breed.


Yes, it was called the "Draft". Trouble is, the military doesn't run on warm bodies the way it used to. More "jobs" that are never coming back.
 
2014-02-06 07:09:43 PM

santadog: This has nothing to do with medications that inhibit real emotions.


It's funny because I avoided medications for a really long time because of both the stigma associated with them as well as the fear that they would inhibit some fundamental part of my personality.  After years of not being able to "snap out of it" as so many people had helpfully suggested, I gave meds and therapy a shot.  I'm significantly more satisfied with my life now.  Perhaps those aren't my real emotions, but I'm not suffering the way I used to, so I really don't care.
 
2014-02-06 07:13:07 PM
Fortunately, we have the best mental healthcare you can buy if you have the money. If you don't, go be homeless/steal something so the prison system can take care of you.

My parents weren't supportive of me during my depression. When they found out, my dad made me feel guilty. "Why would you do that to me?! Don't you know that my brother killed himself in his 30's?!"

So I hid, and made sure not to express myself or tell anyone my problems. Struggling with it on my own for most of my adulthood. As a result, I'm probably less of a productive member of society than I could of been if I had had support early on, or treatment of some sort. Nope.

My brother doesn't even believe depression is a real thing. Oh well.
 
2014-02-06 07:17:35 PM

radarlove: Darth_Lukecash: radarlove: Darth_Lukecash: Actually, teen depression is a horrible thing: I was actually in that state for at lest 30 years, starting before I was a teen.

I didn't even begin to seek help until I was 43, because I thought my attitude was my fault.

Waaaaaaaaitaminute...you're telling me that feeling this way isn't my fault?!?

/thanks, MOMbama

No. In your case, it is your fault, no one likes you and if you'd de the world would be a much better place and your family would be immensly relived.

/just kidding, the world is a better place with you in it- may you live as long as you want satisfied snd content.

Haha, Mr. Funny man, but I actually weren't kidding- my ol' lady really did a number on me.  I was a very depressed kid and the meds made it worse, so that really stressed her out.  Then she got the cancer.  One very emotional night she comes at me with this bit about how all the stress I gave her is what gave her the cancer and how I'm so terrible and I've killed my own mother.  I was like 14 or 15 maybe at the time but we all too often fail to take into account sometimes just how impactful our words can be on our kids.  I don't think she even remembers that night.  farkin' parents man.

=)


Yeah, I can relate. My dad was an undiagonosed manic depressive, my Mother was a detached non drinking child of alcoholics. On top of that, I'm handicapped, short and was in the hospital through out my socializing years( 1st till 8th)

I never got any meds or therapy. And I added to the pressure of my parents marriage due to my condition ( according to my other relatives- my parents blamed each other)
 
2014-02-06 07:20:06 PM
Does it have anything to do with the lack of employment for their parents causing a level of poverty. A level of poverty that is ridiculed by reality shows of the rich and famous which is then emulated by the well-to-do classmates?
What about the lack of unemployment benefits by a government that's supposed to "keep us safe" that makes food in the refrigerator and pantry scare?
 
2014-02-06 07:20:52 PM
The article spends a shiatload of time blaming TVs and computers when the biggest part of the problem is early school start times, which are mentioned only in passing at the end.

Incidentally, if school was less like prison then perhaps fewer people would be depressed? NAAAHHHH.

/sleep deprivation is bad for adults, too
//driving tired is as bad as driving drunk
///GO TO BED
 
2014-02-06 07:25:10 PM

Darth_Lukecash: radarlove: Darth_Lukecash: radarlove: Darth_Lukecash: Actually, teen depression is a horrible thing: I was actually in that state for at lest 30 years, starting before I was a teen.

I didn't even begin to seek help until I was 43, because I thought my attitude was my fault.

Waaaaaaaaitaminute...you're telling me that feeling this way isn't my fault?!?

/thanks, MOMbama

No. In your case, it is your fault, no one likes you and if you'd de the world would be a much better place and your family would be immensly relived.

/just kidding, the world is a better place with you in it- may you live as long as you want satisfied snd content.

Haha, Mr. Funny man, but I actually weren't kidding- my ol' lady really did a number on me.  I was a very depressed kid and the meds made it worse, so that really stressed her out.  Then she got the cancer.  One very emotional night she comes at me with this bit about how all the stress I gave her is what gave her the cancer and how I'm so terrible and I've killed my own mother.  I was like 14 or 15 maybe at the time but we all too often fail to take into account sometimes just how impactful our words can be on our kids.  I don't think she even remembers that night.  farkin' parents man.

=)

Yeah, I can relate. My dad was an undiagonosed manic depressive, my Mother was a detached non drinking child of alcoholics. On top of that, I'm handicapped, short and was in the hospital through out my socializing years( 1st till 8th)

I never got any meds or therapy. And I added to the pressure of my parents marriage due to my condition ( according to my other relatives- my parents blamed each other)


Ah depression- the only disease where feeling shiatty makes you feel even shiattier ad infinitum.

lol, fark brains.
 
2014-02-06 07:27:56 PM

Perducci: Remember when emotions weren't all classified as diseases?


Depression is as much an emotion as your idiocy.
 
2014-02-06 07:44:28 PM
They should give out awards for suicide.  That might help.
 
2014-02-06 07:46:27 PM
I'm sad that I'm flying
 
2014-02-06 07:54:43 PM
I guess that they're so depressed, they post a status update on Facebook, post a short clip of them being sad on Vine, tweet about it on Twitter, and post a sad face selfie on Instagram.  Oh, and do a video of them listening to a sad song and then post that on their YouTube channel.
Sounds about right.
 
2014-02-06 08:25:21 PM
static.fjcdn.com
 
2014-02-06 08:30:17 PM

FunkOut: This is why you should raise children in the woods.


Happy they will always be?
 
2014-02-06 08:30:19 PM

eyeq360: I guess that they're so depressed, they post a status update on Facebook, post a short clip of them being sad on Vine, tweet about it on Twitter, and post a sad face selfie on Instagram.  Oh, and do a video of them listening to a sad song and then post that on their YouTube channel.
Sounds about right.


It's whatever gets you laid - kids do what's fashionable and romantic in their peer group, for mating purposes.
When I was a lad, being all peace and love and joy and sunshine was what got you laid - so that was what I did.
It was the style at the time.
 
2014-02-06 08:42:45 PM
I am a depressed, sometimes suicidal person. Meds don't help, and no therapists within two hours are taking patients.

/every day is a struggle
 
2014-02-06 09:02:59 PM

Kit Fister: I am a depressed, sometimes suicidal person. Meds don't help, and no therapists within two hours are taking patients.

/every day is a struggle


That sucks - I hope things change for you, and soon. Sometimes they just do - I have known a few severely depressed people in my life whose depression just up and departed one day, as mysteriously as it came - or at least became manageable and liveable with.
It's not a life sentence, so have hope - things probably really will get better.
 
2014-02-06 09:26:09 PM
It's called being a human being and realizing that you don't always get what you want.  It's called life.

Get over it.
 
2014-02-06 09:28:37 PM
Snap out of it, mopes. You're bring us non-broken people down.
 
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