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AWAKE! No. 1 2017 | Teen Depression—Why? What Can Help?

According to reports, the number of teens being diagnosed with depression is increasing at an alarming rate.

What can be done about the problem?

This issue of Awake! discusses some suggestions for teens who suffer from depression and for their parents as well, to help them offer their children comfort and support.



Teen Depression—Why? What Can Help?

Learn to recognize the signs, symptoms, and possible causes. See what parents and others can do to help.

Your Smile—A Gift to Share

Genuine smiles—whether from friends or total strangers—are infectious and evoke good feelings.



Tens of millions of pregnancies are deliberately terminated each year. Is abortion a personal choice or a question of morality?

“We Were Touched to See Such Love”

On Saturday, April 25, 2015, a deadly earthquake rocked Nepal. In the aftermath, Jehovah’s Witnesses showed that true Christianity is both loving and practical.


How to Show Appreciation

When husband and wife make an effort to notice and acknowledge one another’s good qualities, their relationship often improves. What can help you to cultivate appreciation?


The Compound Heat Shield of the Saharan Silver Ant

This insect is one of the most heat-tolerant animals known. What enables it to survive extreme temperatures?

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