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Video Information and Comprehension Questions
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Depression

The following questions appear onscreen in the video. Feel free to integrate them into your lesson plan as needed.


 
Questions to consider before watching the video:
  • What does it mean to have depression or to be depressed? As you watch the program, consider the differences between the blues and clinical depression.
  • Note the ways depression has been treated throughout history. Pay attention to how perceptions of this mental illness have changed over time.
Questions to consider after watching the video:
  • Many teens feel isolated and remain silent about their depression. What are some signs that a person is suffering from this illness?
  • Discuss ways to make it easier for teens to talk to their parents and friends.
  • How might a friend help a peer with depression?
Suggested activity
Create a list of guidelines about what is appropriate and inappropriate to say to a friend with depression. Ask a school counselor or other healthcare professional for advice.