ADAA members Dr. Simon Rego and Dr. Anne Marie Albano hosted an ADAA Twitter chat on the topic of suicide prevention, where they shared warning signs, how to talk to someone about suicide and resources. Read a summary of the #ADAATalksSuicide Twitter chat here.
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ADAA announces a Twitter chat on July 11th from 1-2pm ET hosted by ADAA members Dr. Anne Marie Albano and Dr. Simon Rego, who will be answering questions about suicide warning signs and how to talk about suicide with peers, friends, and loved ones. Follow @Got_Anxiety on Twitter and use the hashtag #ADAATalksSuicide to follow along with the chat, and to ask questions both in advance and on July 11th!
Rates of childhood depression have been rising in the last several years. Yet, information and awareness about childhood depression has not caught on at the same rate. Millions of people across the world wonder and doubt if children can get depressed. Many well-intentioned adults still believe that children ‘can’t get depressed. They are so young- what do they have to be depressed about? When we were that age, we were just happy’. Alongside misunderstanding is stigma and the idea that mental illness is a taboo subject.
It was not until my son returned from his freshman year at Emory University did he reveal what happened on our flight to Atlanta. Now back home in Los Angeles, sharing college stories with his best friend Emily, Jason disclosed to us that he was so anxious about going to Emory he threw-up in the bathroom of the plane. Emily, who spent her first year at Tulane in New Orleans, candidly offered her opinion as only a best friend can do, “You’re such a barfer. Barfing is your go-to when you’re anxious.” I asked Emily, what was her go-to? “Oh I’m a crier. I called my mom crying everyday the first month of school.”
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