Hey son. I noticed you have been sad lately and i think it is depression.
Whats depression Dad?
Depression is a mental ilness where someone feels extremely unhappy for long periods of time.
This is bad because this has many side affects like getting other illnesses such as anger problems or anxiety.
Because one mental illness is bad enough but when you have multiple it can lead to self harm or worse suicide
But why is that bad?
Well you can play sports because that lets out a chemical called endorphins. You can also be around people who love and care for you. Another way is to go speak to someone preferably a psychologist or someone who has experienced depression.
But how can I prevent this from happening?
A few that i can name of the top of my head are beyond blue, head space, black dog institute and panda.
What are some good places for me to talk to people.
Im not saying this to scare you but there were 100,000 australians aged all ages that commited suicide, but whoever went to get help wouldn't have this problem happen to them. I only told you this so you can understand the seriousness.