What Causes Depression? (Grades 9-12)

Depression Awareness (Grades 9-12)
What Causes Depression? (Grades 9-12)

The teen years bring about so much change, which often includes mood swings and behavior changes. But why does it sometimes become depression? In this module, we talk about some of the causes of depression, including why it happens to some people and not others. In particular, we discuss how loss and significant changes or transitions in a teen’s life can bring about depression.

  1. Grades 9-12 - 10 minutes
    This version is designed for high school students.
Course Authors
John Mayer
John E. Mayer, PhD, is a practicing clinical psychologist and a visiting professor at the University of Nuevo Leon in Mexico. He specializes in the treatment of children, adolescents, young adults, families, violent and acting-out patients, and substance abusers. He is a consultant to many schools for particularly extreme situations, crisis management and intervention.