Read through the following text and look up any vocabulary you are not sure about before answering the questions.

Depression is a disorder that causes a person to experience feelings of sadness and loss of interest in things they normally enjoy. It’s something that affects millions of people every year, and it can be incredibly difficult to cope with.

If you’re dealing with depression, you might feel like there’s no hope for you. But it’s important to remember that this is a treatable condition. There are many ways to find relief from depression, including therapy, medication, and exercise. Although it may seem overwhelming at first, there are many things you can do to help yourself deal with the symptoms of depression.


Try and use the following vocabulary when answering the question. Click to look up the definition in the dictionary
  • depression (noun)
  • depressed (adjective)
  • depress (verb)
  • sadness (noun)
  • anxious (adjective)
  • anxiety (noun)
  • self-esteem (noun)
  • diagnose (verb)
  • disorder (noun)
  • cope (verb)

Let's Have A Discussion!

Try and have a conversation for 2-3 minutes answering the following question.
Is depression more prevalent now than 100 years ago?

Additional Questions

Keep the conversation going with these follow questions related to Depression
  • How would you describe depression?
  • Why do you think people get depressed?
  • What’s the difference between sadness and depression?
  • Have you ever suffered from depression? Do you know anyone who has?
  • What can people suffering from depression do to help themselves?

Teacher Resources

Subscribe For The New Stuff!

Subscribe to our mailing list and receive weekly emails of all of the new discussions, questions, debates, articles and more.
* indicates required

Get The Word Out!

Keeping active on social media is a great way to engage your audience and attract more potential students. Share this page and encourage people to give their opinion on the topic.