Special Occasion - Betsy Renn Informative Speech Topic Depression General Purpose To inform Specific Purpose To encourage classmates to realize that

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Betsy Renn Informative Speech Topic: Depression General Purpose: To inform Specific Purpose: To encourage classmates to realize that depression is a serious disease and affects a lot of people. Thesis: Depression is a disease that affects many people and if it is not treated, it can lead to serious problems in a person’s life. Organizational Pattern: Categorical Introduction I. April 18, 2009, I was on the phone with my sister at 7:00 am. She seemed tired and I thought nothing of it. I was in a rush to go to one of my field hockey tournaments so; I hurried the conversation along so I could go. Little did I know that around 3:00 pm later that day I would get a call from my dad saying my sister was in the hospital, “she took too many over the counter pills of all different types.” II. This is what happened to me last year and it completely changed my life. I have learned through research and living with someone who was diagnosed with bi-polar depression, that it is a serious issue for many people our age and we need to be informed of how it can affect our lives. Transition: Depression affects 16% of Americans during their lifetime, according to depression.com. Body I. Depression can affect anyone but a lot of it depends on your age and gender.
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  • Spring '12
  • Major depressive disorder, Feeling

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