Sadness & Emotions


Everyone experiences emotions. Sometimes they are positive, sometimes they are negative. Depression is when your negative emotions are so overwhelming they interfere with your everyday life.

Tween

When you are a young teen, you are growing and going through many tough changes that are out of your control. One of the factors that impacts you the most is puberty, when your hormones start to change and affect your mood. You may feel sad, alone or just exhausted at times. It’s entirely normal, but if you find yourself in a rut of sadness for days or weeks at a time, you may have depression.

Depression is a strong feeling of sadness and hopelessness that can last for days, weeks and even months. The strong feelings can drain your energy and prevent you from enjoying everyday life.

What can I do?

You can talk to a therapist about things that you don’t want to share with parents and friends. These conversations can help you overcome difficulties and find ways to deal with depression and stress.

 

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Sadness

Feeling upset, discouraged or disappointed. Sadness is a naturally occurring emotion triggered by things like: death, breakups or doing poorly on a test.

Depression

Negative feelings and thoughts, lack of concentration, desire to be alone, lack of motivation and exhaustion.