Supporting Youth with Depression During the Pandemic and Beyond: What Families, Schools, and Communities Can Do
Dr. Rappaport will discuss what depression may look like in teens at home and at school, how to proceed when concerned a teen may be suicidal, and how to connect with and support teens with depression during the pandemic and beyond. She will also discuss how building resilience in ourselves and in the teens in our lives allows us to boost our, and their, capacity to endure and perhaps even thrive during uncertain and challenging times. Her talk is based on her many years of clinical experience and experience translating psychiatric concepts into easy actionable steps for educators and families.
Participants will be able to:
- Recognize signs and symptoms of depression in teens
- List strategies for connecting with and supporting teens, including those with trauma histories and those with depression, during the pandemic
- Describe steps to take when concerned a teen is having suicidal thoughts