The Negative Speech: A Speech On Depression

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Good day, ladies and gentlemen! How are you guys today? Good? Good. Well, allow me to introduce myself; my name is Nhu Nguyen. If the fact isn’t too transparent, I am a student -- a sophomore-- and today I would like to address something that lacked the attention it needed-- something that should be recognized as a big problem and needed to be solved quickly.
Before I can continue on to discuss the latter, I warn you now. What I am about to say may trigger a few of our audience. If that is the case, I do apologize in advance.
Moving back to the matter at hand, I hope you guys are familiar with the term “depression.” For those who haven’t heard of this mental condition, depression is the disorderly of the brain that results in a severe case
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However, identifying its symptoms can lessen the risk factors of it being severe and incapable of curing. Symptoms includes the feeling of helplessness and hopelessness, loss of interest in daily activities, appetite and weight changes, anger or irritability, loss of energy, self-loathing, reckless behavior, concentration problems and unexplained aches and pains. All of which results in the suffering of the individual and may lead to suicidal thoughts or at its worse, suicide. “ 25 million Americans suffer from depression each year. Over 50 percent of all people who die by suicide suffer from major depression. If one includes alcoholics who are depressed, this figure rises to over 75 percent.” …show more content…
From my theory, having depression is like having a physical flaw with the only except being that it’s all in your head. Think of it as a pimple or a zit. It sits there in its naked glory, taunting you and tempting you to pop it. The moment you do pop it, it’s left to heal and a potential scar is left behind in its traces the more you continue to pry at it. The situation applies similarly to having depression. Unless there is proper treatment, it will still be there until the next time, waiting for a moment to strike before taking over your life once more. As stated in this article. “according to Dr. Marchand, the risk of recurrence — “relapse after full remission” — for a person who’s had one episode of depression is 50 percent. For a person with two episodes, the risk is about 70 percent. For someone with three episodes or more, the risk rises to around 90 percent… “Depression is often a chronic illness, but with a good prevention plan in place, it is often possible to prevent recurrences entirely or limit the severity and duration if depression does return.”

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