4 Signs To Know If Your Teen Is Silently Suffering From Depression 

Many teens are currently suffering from Depression and many other mental illnesses, and they are silent about it. The stigma surrounding mental health, that it is shameful and embarrassing to have a mental illness, is causing so many teens to suffer in silence.  

These are 4 Signs to know if your teen is silently suffering from depression:

  • Increased anger, irritability

As noted, irritability, rather than sadness, is often the predominant mood in depressed teens. A depressed teenager may be grumpy, hostile, easily frustrated, or prone to angry outbursts.

  • Unexpected Aches and Pains. 

Depressed teens frequently complain about physical ailments such as headaches or stomachaches. If a thorough physical exam does not reveal a medical cause, these aches and pains may indicate depression.

  • Increased sensitivity to criticism/bullying. 

Depressed teens are plagued by feelings of worthlessness, making them extremely vulnerable to criticism, rejection, and failure. This is a particular problem for “over-achievers.”

  • Isolation from some people, but not all. 

While adults tend to isolate themselves when depressed, teenagers usually keep up at least some friendships. However, teens with depression may socialize less than before, pull away from their parents, or start hanging out with a different crowd.

Hey there, 

Thank you so much for reading! My name is Colby McMahon, I am 18 years old, I have dealt with all of the signs shown above. I currently suffer from several mental health disorders, OCD, anxiety, and depression. All of these disorders caused me to have anxiety attacks for over a year and a half now. High school was the hardest time for me, I could barely leave my room without being triggered into an anxiety attack. I am progressively improving, but some days are just so hard. I have noticed that so many teens deal with these signs and many other symptoms due to mental health issues, and I feel empowered to help. I have created this clothing company, Soothe Apparel, as a way to create a community for teens struggling with mental health, and give them a voice. My vision is that teens struggling with mental health will see someone wearing our apparel and have comfort in the fact they they are not alone. 

God bless, thank you so much for the support. 

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