Essay on The Death Of Mary Tyson

1579 Words Oct 21st, 2015 7 Pages
Mary Tyson was on her way home from the airport, as she had just finished her shift as a flight attendant. The phone rang, and she noticed that it was her husband calling. Mary answered, and her husband told her that he had bad news regarding their oldest son. In a later interview, Tyson stated, “I felt denial [as if it were not her child] and anger [that is not how they raised their child] and then sadness”. Tyson’s child, whose name has been withheld, turned to marijuana as an outlet for his depression and quickly became an addict. This teenager is just one of many adolescents in recent years whose lives have been impacted forever because they suffered from undiagnosed depression and abused drugs in order to escape the pain which engulfed them. Major depression, also known as clinical depression, is defined by Mayo Clinic as “a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest”. This feeling is often caused by chemical and hormone imbalances in the brain. There are varying degrees of depression, but some people can suffer through this deep sadness for years! Clinical depression has many different outcomes and can affect anybody.
Studies show that about ten percent of the United States population suffers from depression, and according to “Teen Health and Wellness”, research has also shown that thirteen to fifteen percent of American teenagers are depressed. This statistic is outrageously high, and this may be due to the fact that teenage…

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