By Therese Borchard. Sometimes, feeling down is a momentary discomfort, here and gone in a short span of time. Other times, it’s a daily battle, a feeling of not-rightness? that seemingly affects every waking hour. In this helpful CareNote, author Therese Borchard helps readers determine whether these feelings are typical teenage blahs or if they’re a symptom of a bigger problem. And she outlines practical steps that teens can take to return to healthy living.