(4) Jake's friends start hanging out with another group of boys
Jake would constantly try to fit in with his old friends but they would just keep on ignoring him!!
(7) Side Effects Start To Take Place
This is Jake. Jake is your everyday 14 year old teenager. He likes to hang out with his friends on the weekend, play sport and enjoys watching the footy.
(8) Protective Strategies for Depression
Suddenly, Jake started to feel lonely and isolated when his two best friends started hanging out with another group of boys.
(9) Australian Support Networks
Due to Jakes illness ,he had trouble concentrating in class therefore ,failing a majority of his exams as well as not handing in his assignments on time. Jake also had difficulty sleeping only gaining 4-5 hours sleep each night. Jake even stopped eating his favourite food Spaghetti Bolognese!!
Jakes parents decided to act by trying to make their son focus on all the positives in life. They then took him to see his favourite AFL team play which majorly cheered Jake up and then caught the train to visit his grandparents for the weekend. After he returned home Jake began to exercise a lot more often making him feel much better.
Jake was now having regular checkups at the local youth mental health foundation called Headspace even though his symptoms have gone away. Jake loves it there because the staff are kind to him and also help out with his schoolwork. Some other Australian support networks for Depression include BeyondBlue and Lifeline.