28 02, 2018

All Teens Should Be Screened for Depression [TV News Clip]

By |2018-03-02T18:09:31+00:00February 28th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Child and Adolescent Therapy, Students|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The American Academy of Pediatrics announced this week that all adolescents, ages twelve and up, should universally be screened for depression. Yesterday, KSWB in San Diego had me on the morning news again to break down the recommendations on teen depression.

Teen Depression San Diego

Live tv goes fast, so I had one big priority in my head: to share about the crisis text line. Most of the teens I know would feel more comfortable sending a text message than placing a phone call. You can do it privately in a room full of people and no-one would know. I would love for everyone to save the crisis text number now! If you text “HELLO” to 741741, any time of day or night, a volunteer will write back.

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10 05, 2017

13 Links to Help Talk about 13 Reasons Why and Prevent Suicide

By |2017-05-10T13:14:26+00:00May 10th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Child and Adolescent Therapy, Parenting, Students|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

The Netflix series “13 Reasons Why” has been in the media plenty. The show depicts a teen suicide. High school and middle school students especially have been engrossed with the show. The show also depicts sexual assault and bullying. Not surprisingly, many find the show triggering.

13 Reasons Why and Suicide Prevention

The Suicide Prevention Resource Center, supported by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA), put together this list of some of the best responses to “13 Reasons Why.”

From Suicide Prevention Organizations

30 09, 2015

Suicide Prevention Outreach for College Students Will Expand with Federal Award

By |2016-11-01T21:48:41+00:00September 30th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Students|Tags: , |0 Comments

So happy to see local media pick up the story of my department at San Diego City College being awarded a Federal grant for suicide prevention outreach from SAMHSA. I talked to Univision today. It will air at 6 pm today on channel 17 (in Spanish.) The Union-Tribune featured the story yesterday and I was told the local NPR station also shared on the radio.

This was my first time writing a Federal grant application, although I had written successful state and private grant requests in the past. They also provided mental health outreach for college students. I definitely had the help of many in my office and it was truly a group effort. But I will take the time to toot my own horn for a moment and say that after 4-6 weeks of consuming work, followed by several […]