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Parenting Impossible – The Special Needs Survival Podcast


Jun 30, 2022

Annette Hines host of Parenting Impossible – The Special Needs Survival Podcast Co-Founder and President Elliot Kallen of A Brighter Day an organization created in memory of Kallen's son who committed suicide have an eye-opening discussion about teen depression, stress, and suicide statistics. A Brighter Day in San Ramon, CA provides resources for teens and their parents to reduce stress and depression and prevent teen suicide.

Kallen's research uncovered shocking facts such as higher suicide rates in more affluent communities and the frightening impact of social media on increasing teen depression. Suicide is preventable. Kallen shares ways that families can support their teens by modeling how to enjoy life, slowing down, eating a daily cell-phone-free family meal, asking probing questions to learn about your teen and what's happening in their life.  Concerning signs to look for include anxious body language, changes in sleeping and eating habits, hopelessness--no idea for tomorrow, concerning websites your teen is visiting and friend activities. Find help and resources as a teen or a parent clicking here: https://abrighterday.org. We would love to hear what you think about this episode. Please leave a comment: https://bit.ly/3yfQsIv