Understanding Teen Depression

Understanding Teen Depression

When adults are trained to recognize teen depression and intervene with effective techniques, teens with depression tend to have better outcomes. This webinar provides an overview of what teen depression is; communication strategies for teens and parents; treatment options; where to get help; and what to do if help is refused. If you are worried about a teen, new to the topic, proactively seeking education, or in need of a refresher on teen depression, this webinar is for you.

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Mary Fristad, Ph.D

Mary Fristad, Ph.D. is a Professor of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Human Nutrition at Ohio State University and the Director of Research and Psychological Services in the OSU Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. The focus of Dr. Fristad’s practice for the last 30+ years has been to improve the diagnosis and treatment of mood disorders in children.

Valerie Cordero

Valerie Cordero, PhD

Valerie Cordero is Co-Executive Director of Families for Depression Awareness. Valerie joined the FFDA staff in 2010 and has held positions in administration, programs, and development. She received her BA from Spelman College and earned her Masters and PhD in Ethnomusicology from the University of California at Los Angeles. Valerie is based in FFDA’s Nashville office.