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"How do I know if what I'm feeling is normal?"

"Is it just stress or something more?"

Life is full of stressors, whether at home, school or on social media, we are constantly facing demands for our time and energy that can leave us feeling depleted. But maybe you are wondering whether these lingering feelings of depletion could be more than just normal stress. On this page you will find resources on how to deal with stress, depression and anxiety as well as more information about all of these issues.

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Curated Video Resources

A short video illustrating the difference between stress and anxiety. Here’s another good article on the same topic.

Great overview of depression. “Almost everyone feels down from time to time… then circumstances change and those sad feelings disappear. Clinical depression is different.”

1 in 5 adolescents live with a mental health condition. This brief video from NAMI details warning signs to watch for in youth.

Dr. Tarun Dua with the World Health Organization (WHO) discusses adolescent mental health, including what teens can do to take care of their mental health.

“Sometimes a ‘funk’ or rough patch can be a sign of something much deeper.” A more in-depth look at 10 mental health symptoms you should not ignore.

15-year-old Amanda Southworth discusses  her struggle with mental illness, self-harm, and suicidal thoughts. Hear her story and learn how she found purpose and “a reason to stick around.”

A short video showing depression vs. sadness. “Sadness is a very real and difficult emotion to process, but depression is an overwhelming numbness that requires professional help.”

A helpful, thorough overview of mental illness and 10 of the most common types of mental health conditions including anxiety disorders, personality disorders, PTSD, and depression.

A relatable story in which a young man navigates his education under the shadow of his depression, undergoing extraordinary personal growth as he learns to open up about his mental health battle.

Being a teenager is challenging. It’s a time where hormones change, personal identity starting to form, and a desire to be independent take up a lot of space and energy. When symptoms of depression or bipolar enter the scene, it adds a layer of complexity that can be hard to difficult to navigate. The more you know about mood disorder symptoms, the more prepared you’ll be to cope with them. Includes a helpful mood disorder self-screener. Read more »