Children are now suffering from increased levels of depression. This is according to a recent study that was conducted by “The National Campaign To Prevent Teen And Unplanned Pregnancy”. It showed that teenagers between the ages of 15 and 17 were much more likely to be depressed than they were in 1997. The increase in youth with depression could be due to…

Tone-wise, this text has fairly serious language throughout the piece, even using words like “study” which carry an implication of scientific authority rather than personal opinion. There are also many keywords driving towards portraying youth being depressed as a very negative thing, including phrases such as “increased levels”, “youth suffering” and “this is bad news”. Overall the text is fairly official and there doesn’t appear to be much emotional language. However, the word “youth” seems to carry a bit of youthfulness with it and implies that youth in general are depressed (rather than specific youth or youth representing a certain demographic).

Summary: The article details how youth depression has increased in the past several years due to various factors such as economic hardship and social media. The tone of the article is fairly serious and youth depression is presented as a negative thing. There are many keywords that contribute to this message including youth, youth suffering, youth being depressed, increased levels of youth depression etc. Additionally youth appears to carry youthfulness with it which may imply that youth are particularly at risk for depression or are the only group experiencing increased rates of depression.

Article Title: Young people forced into early retirement after illness

Tone of voice: serious

Keywords to include:

– young people

– young people forced into early retirement

– causes and effects of illnesses  (e.g.. cancer)  usage of chemotherapy and radiation therapy                      effects on youth’s physical and mental health

– workplace  (not youth specific)

– early retirement (not youth specific)

Article Summary: Young people all over the world are experiencing an increase of illness such as cancers which is leaving them with no choice but to retire at a young age. This is resulting in more youth unemployment and can be attributed to environmental factors such as smoking, pollution etc. There seem to be higher rates of youth cancer and youth depression across the globe and this may be due to effects that radiation therapy and chemotherapy have on youth’s physical health as well as mental health. The article suggests that we should do more research on how these illnesses affect youth because difficulties will arise if we fail to address issues pertinent to youth now before they become global problems such as youth unemployment and youth depression.

Tone-wise, the text has fairly serious language throughout the piece with words like “illnesses”, “cancer” and “retire”. There are also keywords that contribute to portraying youth in a negative light such as youth unemployment and youth depression. Overall, the tone of this article is fairly serious and youth in general (rather than specific youth or youth representing a certain demographic) seem to be directly affected by illness, cancer and early retirement.

Summary: The article claims there seems to be higher rates of youth cancer across the globe. The majority of health issues that affect youth are chronic illnesses that require lengthy treatment processes such as chemotherapy which can leave youth unemployed at an early age. Youth unemployment is often a result of youth being forced to retire early due to illness and the effects that illnesses have on youth’s physical and mental health. The article suggests that we should do more research into youth cancer in order to avoid future problems with youth unemployment and youth depression. Overall the text has fairly serious language throughout with keywords such as youth, youth cancer etc. It also contains many negative phrases such as “illness”, “cancer” which contribute to a negative tone, especially with regards to youth suffering from cancer or being affected by youth cancer. In some ways, youth is represented positively because it may suggest that youth are particularly susceptible to cancers but on the other hand youth also appears negatively in some contexts because it implies there is a higher risk for developing illnesses (such as youth cancer) etc. which may lead to youth unemployment and youth depression.

Article:   New Study Reveals Youth Unhappy at Home

Keywords:

– unhappy youth

– youth feeling depressed or overwhelmed by their parents/family environment

– youth reporting increased levels of unhappiness f rom previous studies  (in comparison to other studies, this article claims higher rates of youth depression)

“This could be partly because they spend more time than ever before with their families under the same roof due to financial reasons, but also because social media has made them aware of problems in the world outside.”

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