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D.R.I.V.E Boys

D.R.I.V.E is a student-led initiative that was created to spread awareness about depression and provide education to young adults and parents on where to find resources and seek treatment. Depression is defined as a common and serious medical illness that negatively affects one's emotions, cognitive abilities, and behavior and is generally associated with a persistent feeling of sadness or loss of interest that characterizes major depression and can lead to a range of behavioral and physical symptoms that affect sleep, appetite, and energy levels. The D.R.I.V.E. initiative stands for Depression Requires Intervention Early where the team members of this initiative will attend local outreach events, develop social media content, establish a podcast, and refer the target audience to community partners for services. The DRIVE initiative's main objective is to bring awareness to the community about depression, targeting both parents and young adults, refer people to seek treatment and raise the number of evaluations taken for depression.

Depression Requires 
InterVention Early

Goal of D.R.I.V.E

  • Bring awareness to the community near and far​​

  • Prevent any future incidents that may occur due to Depression 

  • Raise the amount of evaluations taken

  • Lower the positive cases by providing resources to aid those in need

BACKGROUND ON PROBLEM

  • Depression is a common and serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think, and how you act

 

  • Symptoms- persistent feelings of sadness or loss of interest that characterizes major depression can lead to a range of behavioral and physical symptoms

  • sleep

 

  • appetite

 

  • energy level

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UNDERSTAND

COMMON DEPRESSION TREATMENT

PSYCHPTHERAPY                                                                       MEDICATION

A psychiatrist, psychologist,                                                               Severe depressiopn might call for
therapist, or licensed clinical.                                                           something stronger than a chat,
social worker uses a variety of.                                                         so doctors might prescribe an
techniques to help you shift.                                                              antidepressant, mood stabilizers,
your negative thinking.                                                                           or antipsychotic pills.





BRAIN STIMULATION                                                               MIND-BODY MEDICINE

Some patients with treatment-                                                                 It's not just a bunch of hoopla-
resistant depression (meds and.                                                           research shows that lifestyle
therapy haven't worked) may.                                                                  changes like exercise and 
want to try electroconvulsive.                                                                 meditation can boost the effects 

therapy (ECT).                                                                                                      of therapy or medication.

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