The Effects Of Depression And Depression

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In the past year alone, I personally have received some of my lowest grades, and spent countless hours at night studying, struggling to keep the bags from under my eyes. For me, school has never been a place I wanted to go to- it always felt like a place I was forced to attend. I counted down the months and days until summer break or even the weekend. School felt like a prison and sometimes it still does. It has been hard managing my time with my school work, classes, and track practice after school. It has been near impossible to get through a school year, while keeping a positive attitude. The amount of pressure that was put on me has made me feel like a failure multiple times and often left me questioning if I even belonged in an advanced …show more content…
All these students were able to achieve an average GPA of 3.57 for the girls and 3.34 for the boys. In addition, nearly 50% of all students reported to be feeling extremely stressed. Another 31% expressed that they are somewhat stressed. The girls who were surveyed happened to have higher stress levels than males (60% vs. 41%). Out of those who expressed their distress, 26% also revealed that they experienced symptoms of depression at a clinically important level. Depression is a highly common mental disorder among teenagers. Statistically speaking, 1 out of 10 students/teenagers are experiencing such trouble. Unfortunately, it doesn’t stop there. About 13 out of 100 students attempt suicide in each year. This makes suicide the third leading cause of death among …show more content…
For some, it can be the greatest four years and others, it can be the scariest and worst years. Many surveys indicate that the amount of stress high school students are put under is insalubrious and is often the cause abaft many adolescent health problems. Overly stressed students tend to witness sleep problems, depression and pain. Symptoms as such can lead to more life-threatening situations such as strokes and weight problems. Students are often affected by decisions representatives take, such as the claim to make it mandatory to meet a requirement on the upcoming Parcc exams in order to graduate. Just imagine, a teenager being deprived of being set free and growing up because they could pass one test. What if that child had a bad case of test anxiety. Many surveys and doctors support the idea of students being overworked and recommend to take some action. Among other countries, the United States, despite the fact that it’s leading nation, does not have the greatest Educational System. Our system experiences more dropouts than those who begin to attend

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