Depression in teenagers is rampant.
We see young people who look like they’ve got it all together. Inside, they’re crumbling.
That’s the foundation of a compelling and fascinating public service video. In just 2 minutes, it shows the agony some kids go through — and the ways they mask it. It’s well worth your time.
Particularly because it was produced not by a big New York ad agency, but a pair of Staples High School juniors.
Sydney Carson and Jillian Gault made the video — called “I’m Fine” — as a project for Kelly Shamas’ health class.
They chose this topic because they know depression is all around, and very real.
During their research, they were stunned to find out that only 30% of teenagers with depression are being treated for it. They used that as their powerful final message.
Click below to see Sydney and Jillian’s video. Be proud of their work.
Then pass it on.
(Hat tip: Eileen O’Brien)