Check out this awesome video – Depression Facts: Depression is more common than you think. Around 121 million people suffer depression worldwide and will often co-occurs with anxiety disorders and substance abuse, with 30% of teens with depression developing some sort substance abuse problem. Between 20% and 50% of children and teens struggling with depression have a family history of this struggle. 2 out of 3 suffering from depression NEVER seek treatment. Untreated depression is the number one cause of suicide, with suicide being the third leading cause of death among teens. Depression does not discriminate across age, race, gender, or class. Among teenagers it is estimated that 20 percent will suffer from depression at some point by the time they reach adulthood. There are also as many as 8.3 percent of teens suffering from depression for at least a year at a time, compared to 5.3 percent of the general population. Self Injury Facts: Self-injury can be termed self-mutilation, self-harm, or self-abuse. While not always the case, often untreated depression & other struggles lead to unhealthy ways to try and deal with the hurt and pain we feel. We try and find anything that we can do to take away the hurt, painful feelings, or negative thoughts. These “methods”, even though they may seem like they help, are often unhealthy. They may eventually become even greater struggles like addictions such as drugs, alcohol, eating disorders, or self-injury. Self-injury remained very much a mystery until 1996 when … Any comments?