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10 Teacher Resources for Understanding Teen Depression
posted by: Ruthie | April 30, 2014, 05:39 PM   

High school can be a difficult time psychologically, socially, and emotionally for many students. According to statistics, by the end of their teen years, 20% of young adults struggle with depression. Additionally, over 50% of teens with depression will attempt suicide at some point.

With the recent news of a mass stabbing in a Pittsburgh-area school and a renewed focus on combating mental illness, it is paramount teachers understand the facts about teen depression.

Below is a list of resources for educators interested in learning more about teen mental health:


  1. ASCD’s Responding to A Student’s Depression 
  2. Discovery Education’s depression lesson plan 
  3. National Association of School Psychologists’ Depression: Helping Students in the Classroom 
  4. PBS’s “What is Depression?” work sheet 
  5. Suicide Prevention Resource Center’s Roles in Suicide Prevention  
  7. Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance  
  8. US Department of Health and Human Services 
  9. American Association of Suicidology
  10. Webinar with R.N. and author, Bev Cobain, tonight, April 30, 7pm ET.




Comments (2)Add Comment
Mental Health
written by Carol Stone, April 03, 2019

I really appreciate your tips & suggestion about Teen Depression.keep sharing like this.
Teenage Depression
written by Edward Cejka, March 19, 2015

Thank you for sharing this helpful resources to understanding teenage depression.

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