Learning about Depression and what to do if someone you know is depressed: Teen Mental Health

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This link on depression is part of the Teen Mental Health website. Teen Mental Health is a comprehensive website devoted to enhancing youth mental health by making available scientifically-based resources and tools that have been specifically tailored to be useful for educators, health providers, parents and youth.

Visitors to the site will find an overview of depression, including sections addressing the causes and risk factors for depression, different treatment options, the relationship between suicide and depression, as well as a discussion of other related disorders. Additionally, visitors to the site will find suggestions regarding what one can do if they think someone they know is depressed or if someone they know has been diagnosed with depression. Also available is an informative, animated video in which a fictional adolescent describes their experience with depression. Links to additional resources are available on the Teen Mental Health website, and links to resources available on other websites are also provided.