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Santa Ono tells us that depression is so common in young people that it can be called an epidemic, but is one that can be beaten. Neurotransmissions explains depression in terms of the brain.
Our guest editor for this Think Tank, Marc Helgesen, reviews the lead-in videos we selected. Curtis Kelly tells us about depression in students and what we can do about it as teachers. Marc comes back with a clearer view of what depression is and is not, and later introduces some videos we can use with students. Julia Daley explores how a renowned podcast takes a serious look at depression, but in a lighthearted way. Then, Harumi Kimura relates her anxiety as an English student after being shamed in front of her peers and makes suggestions for teachers. Following that, we scrutinize the impact of the pandemic and then Patrice Palmer closes the Think Tank by examining teacher burnout while offering self-care tips to prevent it.
In the PLUS section, Tim Murphey introduces a book on depression to us, Hari’s Lost Connections.