Express Yourself Teens Talk about Depression and Anxiety

 with the Express Yourself! STAR On-Air Team

Produced by Cynthia Brian

Over 350 million people suffer from depression worldwide.  According to the World Mental Health Survey conducted in 17 countries, “1 in 20 people have reported episode of depression in the previous year.” Depression leads to mental deterioration, and, at its worst, can cause individuals to commit suicide, which result in an estimated 1 million deaths every year.  Our teen reporters and hosts share information, tips, and more that help us recognize depression and reduce our stress. Hosts Youngjoo Ahn and Katelyn Darrow lead the discussions with Global Youth Reporter, Ryan Sim tells us to reach out for help. #Hashtag reporter, Alex Lee, believes that social networking leads to increased depression and encourages listeners to distance themselves from technology more often. Youngjoo’s Artsy Gift provides activities,  and depression proof kits to cheer us up. Special guest is the 19 year old You Tube rising star, Joshelyn Smith, who writes songs on her guitar and piano and posts about life, beauty, fitness & wellness, motivation, and anything that tickles her fancy.
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