According to The National Institute of Mental Health, an estimated 3.2 million adolescents in the United States had at least one major depressive episode in 2017. That means about 13% of teenagers may experience depression before reaching adulthood

An analysis by the Pew Research Center reported that depression rates grew among adolescents over the previous decade when about 8% of teens reported being depressed in 2007. Some researchers blame technology for the rise in mental health problems.

Spending too much time on electronic devices may be preventing young people from in-person activities with their peers such as sports, which can help ward off depression. They also experience new conditions like “fear of missing out” or FOMO, which further leads to feelings of loneliness and isolation.

Down below are ways which you can eradicate depression from your livelihood

Find out what’s happening: Examine how you are feeling and and be open to family. You have to remember that your family are the most closest people in your life and they will try their very best to change your emotional state.

Spend time with friends and family: Try to hang out with friends and family and have a good time with. Having joyful moments can help against being sad and will help forget about the past bad experience s

Encourage positive habits: Encourage yourself to do the things you usually enjoy, stick to regular eating and sleeping habits and stay active. Physical activity is an important way to boost your mood. Music can have a strong influence on our moods, so try listening to songs together that make you feel positive about life.

Protect them from stressful surroundings: Try to keep yourself away from situations where you may experience excessive stress, maltreatment or violence. And remember to maintain a healthy behaviour and reactions to the stresses in your own life, including setting boundaries and maintaining positive self-care habits.