What causes depression in teens and what are some solutions that can reduce depression?

Idea Generation

What is this project about?

Looking for more support narrowing down your idea? Try using the idea matrix on this page.

This project is about spreading awareness and information about mental health for teens.
FEEDBACK: Please fill out this area. When filling it out, you can go beyond just what you want to learn. Think "why am I interested in this topic?".

What do you want to get out of this project?

I want to recognize how teens get depression and find solutions to stop the causing of depression among teens
FEEDBACK: This is a great start! Now, please add in a bit more context. For example, do you want to use this information for a specific purpose? If so, what are you going to get out of that experience?

where did the skills go? we are taking skills out of the idea generation process, in an attempt to make projects more career-focused. If you want to get leveled-up for a project, share it with the appropriate guide or faculty member for feedback upon completion.

Guiding Question

Turn your idea above into a guiding question.

Check out some resources on how to write a guiding question here.

why are young teens growing with depression and what are some solutions to implement that can stop/reduce depression
FEEDBACK: This is a really strong first draft of a guiding question. However, you could make it even stronger my making sure to be very specific in your question. For example, when you say you want to figure out "what are some solutions to implement that can stop/reduce depression," what group of people are implementing these solutions? I assume that this would look very different if you are a therapist compared to a student, for example.


What will it take for you to complete this project?

Use the table below to set your own timeline for deliverables, keep in mind when your final work product is due at the end of the cycle.

Keep in mind that this project cycle runs six weeks in total, as opposed to the typical four weeks.

Work Product Deliverables

Sources and link search
April 30, 2021
Connect aspects of society as roots
May 7, 2021
Bringing together of all information gathered
May 14, 2021
First Draft
May 18, 2021
Final Work Product + Notion Page Due
May 21, 2021
Last Day of Project Cycle
May 28, 2021


Use this space to take notes, keep track of your sources, or conversations you have with people about this project.

FEEDBACK: Please provide evidence of your work so far. You can either do your work in the area provided above, or, if you prefer working in a Google Doc you can put the link to your document above.

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Add a short description and cover photo

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Work Product

In-Track Reflection 05/20/2021

Product Rubric

Key knowledge, understanding, and success skills [Idea Generation]
Challenging Guiding Question or Problem
Sustained Inquiry [Exploration]
Authenticity [Production]
Critique & Revision [Feedback]
Product Deliverable [Work Product/Presentation]
Content/Principle(s) Application


Reflect on this project cycle by answering the questions below.

The act of reflecting allows you to highlight the accomplishments and applications of your project. (questions courtesy of Powderhouse Studios)

Was your project meaningful?

Did this project matter? In what ways did it further your knowledge, force you to grow, or provide something useful?

This project matters, because it involves the mental health of teens, and how critical it is that we maintain health and protect those who suffer from disorders like anxiety and depression.

Was your project ambitious?

Given what you already know, did this project challenge you in meaningful ways?

This project challenged me to dig deep into the subject of phycology and how complicated the topic is, and identifying was one of the only solutions we could find for the project.

Was your project deep?

Did your project engage with powerful ideas or tools? Additionally, did you engage with the material in a deep sense (i.e. did you develop ownership over the ideas or tools)? Can you utilize these skills independently now?

This project involves the well being of teens' mental health, so I believe this project can be very important


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