Thursday, January 11, 2007
The statistics are sobering: More than 800,000 teenagers in the US suffer from depression each year and more than 500,000 make a suicide attempt that requires medical attention. Often, experts say, those teens have been experimenting with or using drugs and alcohol.
To shed more light on the problem, a panel of speakers will share information on this topic next Thursday at a free Newton-Wellesley Hospital forum. The speakers will include:
* Dr. Michael Jellinek, an expert on child psychology and president of Newton-Wellesley Hospital;
The forum will be held at 7 p.m. in the hospital's Shipley Auditorium.
-- Ralph Ranalli