Statistics show that depression affects more than one-third of teenagers in the United States. Self-esteem is how one sees him/herself. In fact, you will read thousands of articles on overcoming low self-esteem. The reason for this is, teenage girls adapt one way or another to judge themselves. Whenever she is looking at herself in the mirror, she's constantly thinking about her life or her physical appearance. She then starts making assumptions of how she feels, who she really is, and what she's become.