Depression has always afflicted humankind. Yet adolescent depression has only been medically recognized in the past 25 years. Twenty-first-century teens have been especially shaped by anxiety: tsunamis, 9/11, and remember the Y2K scare? Not to mention that daily teen life is tumultuous even at the best of times. So how are you supposed to tell general worries from something more serious?
My Kind of Sad lays out the facts on moodiness, depression, and being a teen. From the factors that affect how you feel to the signs of serious depression, youíll explore youth-specific mental health issues and get expert advice on how to help a friend in need or where to find help for yourself. --- from the publisher