With the passing today of Robin Williams due to his reported battle with depression it might be a worthwhile process to discuss depression with your teenage students.
Whilst many students would be aware of bullying and unsociable behavior from the moment they enter school, it would be rare that they are made aware of depression and the devastating effects it can have on on individuals and families.
It is a silent killer, In my homeland of Australia more than twice as many people die as a result of suicide than is claimed by the road toll. Of them more than two thirds are young males.
So here are a few recognized organizations that provide information to students about understanding and dealing with depression.