From the pie chart at the bottom, you can tell that the majority of the participants are females. This shows that the males weren’t as eager to answer as the females in this survey.
This conspicuous question, “Are you Sad/Depressed?” was asked, and the outcome is very close. 57% of the students answered no, while the other 43% said yes.
The students who also answered this survey were between the ages of 12-18.
The people at SLA who answered this survey, was also required to answer, “What do you think causes your sadness?”
*The highlighted words were all answers that occured more than once.*
- Low self-worth
- Seeing people better than me, or better off.
- Stress with my relationship with my boyfriend/girlfriend
- Changing how I look at myself; disappointment
- My Past
- I occasionally feel extremely dysmoprhic. Or as though I don't matter to others.
- Love, how I feel that nobody loves me.
- Self image
- Life and Death
- My Weight
- Not having any friends
- Language problems
- Thyroid condition
- Negative enviornment
- Problems of the world
One of the most popular answers for causes their sadness is family issues. For instance, there could be many problems at home; Divorce, death of a loved one, abuse, arguments, etc. This can have a lot of impact on a teen. Another main problem found in my suvery was stress regarding school. Most people went to school and delt with school work, homework, projects etc.
My agent of change has been to develop a support group lunch, which was said in the first blog post. I've done a lot of research on how to run a big project like this. For instance, this website has many ideas I am basing my group on. What you see on television about support groups being portrayed as just a bunch of people sitting in a circle talking one at a time nervously is the total opposite of what my support group lunch is going to be like. It's going to be a very safe environment supervised by my school counselor and english teacher.
Here is my Bibliography