Kyera Adkins



My article is going to be about depression and how it affects people and what it does to people and what it can lead two how it affects certain people. Depression is not a good feeling. Sometimes you feel like you don’t want to do anything at all. Like you just want to lay in bed all day long and not move, it can get you down and it can affect your mental health.  


How depression can affect you. It can make you have overwhelming feelings of sadness, guilt, and hopelessness. Depression can make you push your friends and family away, it makes you feel like you just want to be alone and be near no one. A lot of people have depression, most people that you can’t even tell they do because they put a smile on and act like nothing is wrong. Because they don’t want anyone to know about it because it can get a lot of people down.


 What can depression lead to? It can make you want to harm yourself such as cutting, hitting or burning yourself. It can lead to physical illness and weight loss or obesity. Depression can make people do drugs or alcohol, it can make you have a loss of appetite. Depression can also make you sleep more or less it can make you stay up all night.


Depression is probably not one of the best things to have although it can have bad effects and sometimes good effects but it’s mostly bad effects. The bad effects are where you don’t want to get out of bed and you feel all alone and like no one likes or loves you. The good effects are where you can finally get up and you don’t feel depressed that day and you feel good about yourself but then the next day you feel depressed all over again. It just keeps repeating over and over even though most days you feel depressed. There might be one day out of the week that you feel good but it’s not always like that. 


Depression can make people starve themselves and it can make people eat alot but it’s not always the case for everyone. Some people might not be able to sleep at night, some people might starve themselves but some people might not even do these things. There is medicine you can take for depression but not everyone takes medicine for depression medicine doesn’t alway work for everyone.


There are different types of medicines for depression. Some of the medicines are zoloft, celexa and prozac. There is more but not everyone takes the same medicine for depression most medicines don’t work for everyone everyone probably takes different medicines. Sometimes medicine does not work for people. Everyone has their own way of dealing with it, for some people talking to someone can help and doing something to distract yourself from it can help some people. Everyone has their own coping skills but not everything works for people. Some people keep it all to themselves and do not tell anyone about it not everything works.


This article was to show everyone that depression has a lot of effects on people and that not everyone thinks the same way about it.That depression can take a toll on people and that it can really get someone down. I wanted to show people that most people have depression and that it’s not the same for everyone. My advice for you is not to drink while you have depression because it can make it worse.  My advice for helping your depression is to talk to someone about your depression or find a coping skill that helps you because not everyone is perfect, not everyone has the same way of helping their depression.