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Yes it is quite possible! I myself was diagnosed at quite a young age. My mother had me tested early because Depression/ Anxiety runs deep within out family.
If it runs in your family you may be at a higher risk of having it.
Here are a few symptoms of people who are on the younger age of the age scale:
Signs and symptoms of depression in young people include:
- Irritability or anger
- Continuous feelings of sadness and hopelessness
- Social withdrawal
- Increased sensitivity to rejection
- Changes in appetite — either increased or decreased
- Changes in sleep — sleeplessness or excessive sleep
- Vocal outbursts or crying
- Difficulty concentrating
- Fatigue and low energy
- Physical complaints (such as stomachaches, headaches) that don’t respond to treatment
- Reduced ability to function during events and activities at home or with friends, in school, extracurricular activities, and in other hobbies or interests
- Feelings of worthlessness or guilt
- Impaired thinking or concentration
- Thoughts of death or suicide
Talking with parents about depression takes courage and willingness to open up. It may feel awkward sharing personal feelings with parents in a way that you haven’t done since you were younger — or perhaps at all.
Starting the conversation: Find a time when you can approach your mom or dad in a calm way. You might want to open the conversation by asking, “Can I talk to you? I think I might be depressed.” Or you could say, “I’ve been feeling depressed and bad about things. I’ve been thinking I might need to talk to someone.”
If you can’t bring yourself to start a conversation in person, you could write your parent a note saying you need to talk. Some people find this easier.
If you really can’t explain things, try “I want to do this, but I just can’t find the words right now.” Give it more thought, but be sure to talk about it again later. (This indicates that you are a bit nervous and can’t find the words atm but want to keep the conversation open)
What if Talking to Parents Doesn’t Work?: If you reach out to talk and it turns out your mom or dad can’t help, just go to another adult (such as a teacher, counselor, coach, or relative). Don’t give up until you find someone who can help you. It’s that important.
What Else Can Parents Do?: Whether or not you’re seeing a therapist, there are ways parents can help when you’re dealing with depression. For example, they can:
- spend relaxing, positive time with you
- communicate with kindness and agree to ban hurtful criticism, arguments, threats, and putdowns
- remind you that they love and believe in you
- show affection
- comment on your positive actions and traits
- correct you (kindly, but seriously) when you go wrong
- help with homework or projects if you’re having trouble or get you a tutor
- see the good in you and keep expecting good things from you
- hold you accountable (kindly, but seriously) for your responsibilities at home and at school
- talk through problems with you
- make sure you get proper exercise, nutrition, and sleep (it’s not nagging — it’s love!)
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Remember we all love you and wish you the best of luck!! xoxo
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5 Seconds of Summer pose onstage during the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival Village on September 20, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.