Thursday, May 17, 2007

College Students and Depression

Depression is a serious thing. College students are the ones that depression hits most. If you are feeling alone here are some symptoms of being depressed.
  • Feeling of sadness
  • Loss in interest
  • Thoughts of death or suicide

There are many more symptoms, but here are some reasons why college students get depressed.

  • Stress from classes, work, friends, and expectations from parents
  • Homesickness from leaving your family for the first time
  • Eating disorders
  • Alcohol and Drug abuse

There are more reasons why students get depressed. If you ever feel depressed or know some one who is depressed here are some things you should do.

  • Tell someone if you feel depressed. It will make you feel better.
  • If you know someone depressed tell someone, you could save their life.
  • If you think you are going to kill yourself get help immediaty. It is your life control it.
  • If your friend tells you not to tell anyone, tell someone. They will be mad at you, but they will get over it.

I helped my friend through her depression; and she thanks me every time it comes up. Helping her was the best thing I have ever done in my life.


Tabby said...

I really enjoyed your post, a lot of the things you talked about it exactly why I did not go away to school because of being so far away from my family. I would liked for you to explain your story with your friend because I think that it would be a nice "touch" to your post.

Derek John Boczkowski said...

I agree with Tabby about telling a litle more about your friend. I also think you should credit the original writer/site of those tips. You should also be prepared to write a little more explanation about the list than "There are many more symptoms, but here are some reasons why college students get depressed."

A good post format (and stronger grammar) but a little bare-boned.


NYPRINCESS88* said...

I really like how you did your posts. I agree with you about the whole depression thing in college students. Some people can not even understand why college students are so stressed out or depressed. They think we are a bunch of kids partying and enjoying college life. Thanks for telling them other wise. Great job!!!