The truth about teen depression | Megan Shinnick | TEDxYouth@ ...

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"Through her own story, social activist Megan Shinnick points out the misconceptions and actual importance of depression, as well as the societal flaws responsible for the increase in the illness among teens. Perhaps the increased pressures put on students create the situation, while the majority of schools don't have the necessary resources to aid students who suffer depression or anxiety. Megan asks each of us to make a difference in the way society both views and deals with depression.

High school student and social activist Megan Shinnick has created two non-profit organizations and was deemed Student Entrepreneur of the Month by the Young Entrepreneur Challenge in January 2014.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx"
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