“Depression can be a scary word”

Depression can be connected to many situations including chronic physical conditions, seasonal change, and the mental health of those around us. In this episode, Noah and Zion share stories from young people dealing with chronic conditions such as POTS and depression, and give tips on how to combat feelings of isolation. Throughout the episode, Noah talks with clinical therapist Cheryl Aguliar about ways to address depression and get help. 

We talk about suicide in this episode. If you or anyone you know is in distress, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255. 

Stories in this episode were produced by Sonal Prakash from Dominion High School in Sterling, Virginia with help from Connected Educator Mitch Schwartz; Danielle Traylor from Brentwood High School in Brentwood, New York with the help from Connected Educator Sequoyah Wharton; Annette from Judge Memorial Catholic High School in Salt Lake City, Utah with help from Connected Educator Chris Sloan. 

This episode was produced by Student Reporting Labs Youth media producers Briget Ganske and Eli Kintisch with assistance from Mercedes Ezeji. Shelby’s interview was produced by Grace Vitaglione, a Student Reporting Labs intern.

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