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CLIP 13789

Personal experiences of depression

Personal experiences of depression

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Key Info
  • Personal experiences of depression
  • Depression can affect us all at different times of our lives, whether in the long or short term. There aren't always definite triggers, and we don't always understand what makes us depressed. What does depression feel like to young people and how did they cope (or not) with their feelings? The interviewees talk candidly about self harm and attempted suicide. The clip also looks at symptoms of depression and what the young people did to help themselves.
  • Subject:



    Emotional Well-Being

  • Keywords: HeadCase, mental health, wellbeing, emotional health, depression, self-harm, suicide, feelings, emotions, sadness, unhappy, loneliness
Ideas for use in class
  • Before watching the clip, students could discuss what emotional wellbeing means. They could then write down a point when they felt happiest and saddest in their lives, keeping this personal reflection private to themselves. There could be further discussion as to what, or if, there is a difference between being sad and depressed. How do the students think depression affects people and what does a depressed person look like? Teachers should inform the students that they will be able to give pupils support if they wish to discuss any issues raised by the clip. Post clip, the students could discuss what they think are the best ways of tackling depression. This clip also touches on the issues of self-harming and suicide and may raise feelings within pupils who have experienced similar thoughts. Teachers should ascertain if anyone in the class is directly or indirectly affected by the issue covered and the impact of screening this clip. This clip is most suitable for a more mature audience of 14 years and over.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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