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The following was written by Amanda Black and appeared on LDS Living. To read the full article, click here

 

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Today, I came across a disturbing study published in Pediatrics.

The study indicated that teen girls and young adult women are especially at risk for depression, which included those 12 to 20 years old.

While this is terrible, what I found most disheartening was while the rate of depression is rising, the number of those seeking treatment is not.

As someone who has struggled with depression, and as someone who has watched family members struggle with anxiety and depression, I know the importance of seeking personalized treatment for mental illnesses.

But I also know some reasons why it may be difficult for teens, especially Mormon teens, to seek treatment.

And the reason I didn’t want to seek treatment was because I thought I could fix it by myself if only I was more spiritual.

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