Dealing with depression
- It’s enough to give you the blues: Depression is on the rise in the U.S., and young teens are most susceptible.
- That’s the eye-opening finding of a new Columbia University study, said to be the first to identify trends in depression by gender, income and education. Researchers analyzed depression rates of Americans age 12 and up over a 10-year period ending in 2015.
- In general, the rate rose from 6.6% to 7.3%. The rise among those ages 12 to 17 increased from 8.7% in 2005 to 12.7% in 2015.
- The study is led by mental health expert Renee Goodwin of the Department of Epidemiology at Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia and based on findings from 607,520 respondents to the annual National Survey on Drug Use and Health. The survey includes people ages 12 and up.
- New York Daily News, 30 October 2017
Maxims and Mantras
- The way out is through.
- It'll all work out.
- All-righty, then!
- If I can change my thoughts, I can change my world.
- Reframing works.
- New interpretation, new mood.
- New pictures, new feelings.
- It doesn't have to be perfect to be good.
- What they think of me is none of my business.