Depression has been around since the creation of man. Even biblical figures from David to Job suffered from depression. It is an inner feeling that makes us feel incapable and hopeless, and often, producing less serotonin in our bodies. Sometimes we may have a cleft that gets stuck open or closed and either is not ideal. Medication seems to help the cleft function properly again, but as a teenager, it is difficult to be flooded with negative thoughts and emotion. Suicide stems from feelings of sadness and a feeling of being overwhelmed. Talk therapy is an excellent way to help with issues that need to be processed with a professional. Family and friends are not always ideal to handle. A stranger who has a good connection, establishes an authentic relationship, and possesses great knowledge, can be invaluable at these crossroads in life. If seeing a therapist is financially restrictive or not an option, there are many books written by doctors and licensed coaches that can help.
Always keep in mind that situations will pass and do not last forever, and can change. We can also modify our perspective, which creates positive energy and thought processes. If we accept that struggles are inevitable in life, we can become better prepared, acknowledge the disappointment, and not succumb to a depressive state.