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Our Team's Course Of Action
1.Defined the social issue and its current effect on the society
2.Defined our team and the problem we intend to solve
3.Conducted a worldwide survey to get ideas about the thinking of our target audience
4.Provided knowledge to the target audience regarding scientific facts of the topic
5.Defined scope of the problem through stats
6.Interacted with experts
8.Discussed successful stories
9.Described the impact of our project.
10.Cited the resources used
The Problem We Intend To Solve
Our entry is based on the problems that are faced during teenage, especially the problems like stress and depression. Various researches gave a clear-cut image of upcoming calamity of our world. Prevalent stress and depression are very common health problems these days. Entering the teenage brings lots of hormonal changes, physical changes and social pressure which further leads to irritation, inferior or superior complexion, emergence of new and strange feelings and even feeling of life as worthless. All these problems are the root cause of prevalent stress in teens which in most of the cases results into depression. Research says that depression strikes 1 of every 8th teen. Depression is a state in which the mind is not capable of thinking the wrong and right aspects of a given situation. Sometimes, the burden overloads the teen to that extent that he or she is incapable to bear it anymore and chooses the wrong path. Now the path can be the consumption of drugs and alcohol, and can even be of suicide. That is why, “Suicide has now reached the 3rd leading cause of death among teens”, says WHO. We have also raised the issue if “It is hard to be a teen?” and if yes then how could we make it comfortable and cherishing time of life.
Thus, in order to eradicate this problem from the society, our team, has tried to produce an interesting, well-organized and easy to understand entry profile so that people could get aware of this big issue, learn to fight against stress and depression, and learn to help others too. For those teens, who finds teenage hard, we have tried to provide various ways through which they can make their teenage life comfortable. Few myths have also been grown a lot in last few decades regarding teenage depression. This has lead to more complexity to the sufferer. These myths are the most dominant reasons of such increasing suicides. Thus, we have also pointed this as one of our targets.
We have surveyed over 1000 teenage students to get a clearer picture of what they understand by this big social problem and being a teenager, what problems do they generally face. After analyzing the survey results we tried originating solutions to suppress the stated problem through interviews with the experts.
The Value of Our Solution
We are pretty much confident that the solutions offered by our team are effective enough for the teens in order to tackle the problem of stress and depression. The explication to the concern problem is in a very effective and in an interesting way that it will be easy for the teenagers to learn them and to utilize them when needed. Additionally, there are so many puzzles, riddles, games and so on, in the name of solutions so that the teens can learn the solutions digitally. All the solutions are approved by our experts and are safe and sound. Being teenagers, the team members have applied these solutions on themselves and found them effective enough to be delivered on the international level.
We believe that our solutions will help
- Teenagers to overcome day-today stress and regular burden of studies.
- Teenagers and even adults to tackle with prevalent stress.
- Teenagers and even adults to cope up with depression.
- Teenagers to learn help their loved-ones from stress and depression
- Parents to help coping up their children from depression without complex treatments.
- Everyone to learn scientific facts of stress and depression.
How Research Helped to Solve Our Problem
In order to get a closer touch to the topic we opted, we decided to survey our target audience i.e., Teenagers over the world. It was a fifty days survey in which over thousand teenagers participated from over thirty countries including India, Indonesia, US, UK etc. In order to get even better result, we conducted survey both online as well as offline i.e., in our school. Through our survey we tried to understand and diagnose things like, Their understandings regarding the terms, “Stress” and “Depression”, Things they prefer in order to cope up regular day-today stress, Diagnosing their stress or depression level and the causes due to which they usually get stressed, etc. from our target audience. The Research helped us in understanding the attitude of our target audience towards the concern topic. After the survey, we came to know that there were lots of confusions among our target audience regarding stress and depression and this helped us understand what actually we need to serve them.
Furthermore, we have also taken interview from two of the experts in this field. We knocked around various complications of teenage life and the experts gave us the solutions of these dilemma. Following were the experts who helped us tweaking out the problems of our target audience:
1) Ms. Archana Mahajan
Lecturer in Govt. Inservice Training Centre, Patiala.
M.Sc. (H.Biology, Gold Medalist), M.Sc. (Env. Sci.), M.Ed., M.Phil. (Education), Green Teacher Diploma from CEE.
- Attended various Adolescent Education Training Programmes of State and National levels and working as State Resource person for AEP (Adolescence Education Programme).
2) Mr. Rajeev Verma
Head of the department of biology section in Lakshya Institue of Patiala.
In touch with students since last 15 years.
Bachelor's degree in Ventenary science & Animal Husbandry and have also got Diploma in Child Psychology.
Not only teaches biology but also help students overcoming from their personal problems.
- Help students overcoming from stress by providing them counseling. His skills and multi-dimensional personality help students to understand things in an interesting way.
We always tried to create original contents whenever possible. For instance, we made our own original song and we captured our own photos etc. Moreover, any resources and information we used that were created or published by another person are properly cited in the last pages named as “Resources-I & Resources-II”. This page contains page by page citations of all the resources, information and ideas we used that were created by other people. From the beginning of the project and till the end, we always gave seniority to this. Few resources that were licensed “Creative Commons” were used and therefore permission was not required but we carefully cited the original creators. We received permissions through e-mail from those original creators whose resources were not Creative Common licensed. For instance, our logo contains two fonts from two different creators and a picture that were not licensed under Creative Commons. So we properly asked for permission to use those resources for our logo.
The Impact of Our Solution
As we are dealing with the problems of stress and depression in “teenagers”, so our target audience accommodates the teenagers around the world. Through our survey they shared their various personal and social problems. By interacting with them, we encountered their multiple personalities and got to know about the characteristic behavior of teens. While working on solutions for the concern, we have kept distinct aspects in our mind because every teen has its own problem and thinking. That is why every solution has been composed in such a way that it can surely fit into the criteria of different teens. This entry will not only help teenagers but will also provide tips and tricks to elder guardians to take out depression from their teenage kids with love and care. This project will also make people aware about increasing myths and their corresponding facts. Flushing-out myths will bring a healthy and prosperous society. Our project provides an easy to understand tips and tricks to cope up day-today stress, which not only teens but elders can also adopt for a stress-free life.
Our project offers a great amount of knowledge regarding the dilemma of stress and depression in teens. If a particular teen in a particular place has the information about the concern issue then the chances of getting into stress for that particular teen can be minimized. In a nutshell, we want to state that if a person has the adequate amount of knowledge about a problem then he can’t be easily fallen in it. But, there are so many websites which tells about teen-depression then how our project is unique and appealing? It is different in the sense is that the solutions to the concern problem provided here are experimented on the target audience before delivering it in the project. Our project not only spreading awareness about one of the biggest social snags but also provides easy and effective solutions to tweak this big problem.
Moreover, the project will help teens learn to cope with heavy stress and life-threatening depression in their life. The project will help teens understand the duty for their society. They will also gain and enhance few skills like, life skills and personality skills.
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