The following information comes from a Glenbard Township School District 87 press release.
The Glenbard Parent Series: Navigating Healthy Families will present Depression and the Adolescent – Recognizing and Treating the High School Blues with Brad Cutler on Tuesday, April 22.
Teenage depression is much more than feeling sad. It can alter every aspect of a teen’s life. Depression in teen-agers can lead to drug and alcohol abuse, pregnancy and even violence and suicide.
Twenty percent of teens have experienced depression and only 20 percent of those are getting help. Concerned family, teachers, and friends can recognize the symptoms of depression and help a depressed teen get on the road to recovery.
The program will begin at noon April 22 at Glenbard South High School, 23W200 Butterfield Road in Glen Ellyn.
Cutler is on faculty at Rush University Medical Center and on staff at Linden Oaks at Edward Hospital.
GPS is generously sponsored by the Cebrin Goodman Center, an affiliate of the Lillian and Larry Goodman Foundation, and in partnership with the Cooperative Association for Special Education (CASE).