Essay by brandiwadwellJunior High, 8th grade August 2014

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The word 'depression' gets thrown around a lot, but there's actually a lot more to it than many people realize.


"A condition of mental disturbance characterized by such feelings to a greater degree than seems warranted by the circumstances, typically with lack of energy and difficulty maintaining concentration or interest in life: clinical depression"

Depression is a psychological condition that changes how you think and how you feel. It is one of the most common psychological issues. Depression is not only the state of being sad, it's also a mental illness that conquers the ability to feel emotions, good or bad. It's a constant feeling of a dark life that sticks by you. This illness can be passed down through the genes, can follow external events or can even be caused by chemical imbalance in the brain. Women are three times more likely to become depressed than man, but men are five times more likely to take their lives because of Depression.

If depression is not treated, it WILL affect the way you act, feel and the way you think.

Depression can affect anyone. Even though someone suffering from this illness has a good day, it doesn't mean they have a good life. They still have that feeling of self-hate and hopelessness. One in four young adults experience a mental health issue today and over 1 million Australians currently suffer from Depression. Depression isn't a friend to anyone, but an enemy.

Depression is one of the major leading causes of suicides in this generation. Approximately 2000 Australians die from suicide each year. In 2010, 1.6% of all Australian deaths registered were attributed to suicide, the same for 2007 and 2008. Suicide is the biggest killer of young Australians and accounts for the deaths of more young people than car...