Depression is not your fault or caused by something you did wrong. Many things can contribute to depression, including:

  • Factors such as hormones or brain chemistry.
  • Trauma like physical and sexual abuse or violence; rejection or neglect by loved ones; neglect; major changes in life; and ongoing high levels of stress.
  • Genetics. Sometimes depression runs in families. Teens whose parents who have experienced depression are more likely to experience it themselves. (View Source)
What Does This Mean?


of Cuyahoga County High School Students have had sexual intercourse

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