These symptoms are important and should be taken seriously.
* Feeling hopeless * Loss of interest in activities you used to enjoy * Feeling sick or sore for no apparent reason * Weight loss or gain * Feeling empty * Feelings of worthlessness * Fatigue * Irritability. * Easily agitated * Crying spells * Feeling overwhelmed * Thoughts of self-harm * Trouble sleeping or over sleeping.
Depression or just part of being a teenager?
Fluctuations of hormones in teenagers and trauma can play a role in any of the symptoms above. When these symptoms persist more than 14 days or you feel that they are getting worse, it could be time to talk to someone you trust and see a professional.
A professional such as a doctor or psychologist can help. They will work with you to find a treatment that works best. Don't be afraid to reach out! ! We all need to find what works and incorporate it in our lives.