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DEPRESSION: What YOU Can Do
There's no question that serious depression, self-mutilation, suicide attempts and deaths are increasing among middle school age youth. The earlier depression is identified and treated, the better the prognosis.
This program includes: a diverse group of 13 year olds discussing what they would do if a friend confided they were cutting, or thinking of suicide; a compelling interview with Sandrina, still a teen, who at 15 was depressed, cutting herself, became involved in an abusive relationship, and eventually attempted suicide; a middle school counselor who describes the signs of depression, reassures that it's OK to break a promise, and identifies other adults to go to for help; and a child psychiatrist at the NYU Child Study Center who dispels misconceptions about the causes of depression and treatment, as well as the negative effect of alcohol and drugs.
*Includes Study Guide