Being a teenager can be tough. There are changes taking place in your body and brain that can affect how you learn, think, and behave. And if you are facing tough or stressful situations, it is normal to have emotional ups and downs. Depression major depressive disorder is a medical illness that can interfere with your ability to handle your daily activities, such as sleeping, eating, or managing your school work. Treatment may be needed for someone to feel better. Depression can happen at any age, but often symptoms begin in the teens or early 20s or 30s. It can occur along with other mental disorders, substance abuse, and other health conditions. Most people with depression need treatment to get better. Sadness is something we all experience. It is a normal reaction to a loss or a setback, but it usually passes with a little time.
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CNN -- There were no scars, no bruises to indicate the abuse Allyson Pereira, a year-old high school sophomore in New Jersey, had suffered. Her emotional pain was caused by her high school boyfriend, who blitzed her with cruel comments via instant messages, e-mails and MySpace, calling her ugly and accusing her of cheating. She said he gave her an offer: Text him a naked picture of herself, and he would get back together with her. Pereira, now 21, regrets sending her boyfriend the topless picture that was subsequently forwarded to other students in her high school.
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Amanda Michelle Todd November 27, — October 10,   was a year-old Canadian student and victim of cyberbullying who hanged herself at her home in Port Coquitlam , British Columbia , Canada. Before her death, Todd posted a video on YouTube in which she used a series of flash cards to tell her experience of being blackmailed into exposing her breasts via webcam ,  and of being bullied and physically assaulted. The video went viral after her death,  resulting in international media attention. The video has had more than 14 million views as of February