''The most positive book on depression one could read ... should be available to all teens.'' - Voice of Youth Advocates..... When Nothing Matters Anymore a survival guide for depressed teens Everyone feels down or sad at times. These feelings are part of life and usually pass. But what if they hang on, affecting your body, your behavior, your emotions, and your thoughts? You may be more than sad. You may be depressed. If you are, you're not alone. More than 18 million Americans have depression. Millions of them are teens like you. If you think you might be depressed, please read this book. It has already helped countless teens, and it can help you, too. It includes the latest information on medication, nutrition, and health; current resources; and the Top Ten Questions teens have asked the author. Look inside to learn: The causes, symptoms, and types of depression.....How to tell if you might be depressed (take a quiz and find out).... Survival tips - things you can do right now and in the future to help yourself feel better - and ways to stay healthy, strong, and positive....The connections between depression, suicide, and drug and alcohol abuse ....How different kinds of treatment can help.....Ways real-life teens have dealt with depression.....Where to turn for more answers (books, organizations, Web sites).....Words you can use when it's hard to open up, share your problems, and ask for help Mostly, you'll learn you don't have to feel sad, hopeless, or alone anymore. Bev Cobain, R.N.,C., has worked on hospital-based mental health units, helping treat teens and adults who have depression and depressive disorder. An expert on youth depression and suicide, she is a nationally recognized speaker and workshop facilitator.