As kids and teenages go back to school, depression linked to change of environment and new challenges might kick in. Putting on headphones and locking yourself in a cocoon won’t help. Reading might:
“Teenagers who devote more time to reading books are far less likely to suffer from depression than their peers who listen to music.”
…”researchers recognise[d] large association between exposure to music and depression”, and “that reading was associated with less likelihood of depression. This is worth emphasising because overall in the US, reading books is decreasing, while nearly all other forms of media use are increasing”.