Depression has been one of the biggest contributors of suicidal to many young Kenyans in the society. Depression is affecting many at a ago and many end up in denial.
News broke out the singer body was found lying opposite where the studio he usually records his songs. He is now gone and questions are now rising to what could have led to his death?
The police are busy scrutinizing the reasons behind his death. The people in the studio after being interviewed mentioned that he was well during the day before they were called.
CAUSES OF DEPRESSION AMONG THE YOUTH
Majority of the youth have behavioral changes when it comes to depression. Here are some of the changes you ought to look:
- Feeling of sadness
- Feeling of being empty and hopeless
- Low self-esteem
- Guilt and feeling worthless
It’s not known exactly what causes depression, but a variety of issues may be involved. These include:
Brain chemistry: Neurotransmitters are naturally occurring brain chemicals that carry signals to other parts of your brain and body. When these chemicals are abnormal or impaired, the function of nerve receptors and nerve systems changes, leading to depression.
Hormones :Changes in the body’s balance of hormones may be involved in causing or triggering depression.
Inherited traits : Depression is more common in people whose blood relatives — such as a parent or grandparent — also have the condition.
Early childhood trauma :Traumatic events during childhood, such as physical or emotional abuse, or loss of a parent, may cause changes in the brain that make a person more susceptible to depression.
Learned patterns of negative thinking : Youthful depression may be linked to learning to feel helpless — rather than learning to feel capable of finding solutions for life’s challenges.
There’s no sure way to prevent depression. However, these strategies may help. Encourage your teenager to:
1.Take steps to control stress, increase resilience and boost self-esteem to help handle issues when they arise
2.Reach out for friendship and social support, especially in times of crisis
3.Get treatment at the earliest sign of a problem to help prevent depression from worsening
4.Maintain ongoing treatment, if recommended, even after symptoms let up, to help prevent a relapse of depression symptom