Episode 202: How To Bolster Your Teen Against Suicide and Depression with Dr. Jennifer Dragonette and Leigh Richardson

Dr. Jennifer DragonetteLeigh Richardson of the Brain Performance Center and host of In Your Head Podcast speaks with Dr. Jennifer Dragonette, executive director with Newport Healthcare, to talk about how to bolster your teen against suicide and depression. Dr. Dragonette discussed signs and symptoms of suicide and depression for teenagers and young adults, and advise for family and peer support like the importance of being clear and kind, tips for emotional expression, modeling healthy behaviors, the power of distraction, asking outside help, and having parents balance getting support for themselves and being open to their teens about their own struggles.

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About Dr. Jennifer Dragonette:

Dr. Jennifer Dragonette spearheaded the establishment of Newport Academy’s Northern California program, where she continues to serve as Executive Director. Her experience in the field includes clinical and leadership roles for Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa’s Chemical Dependency Services and for Petaluma Health Center, where she was the Director of Behavioral Health. Dr. Dragonette also developed curriculum for a program to support parents and children in the aftermath of the Petaluma wildfires in 2017. She holds a doctorate in clinical psychology and served as a federal investigator for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission before transitioning in to the treatment field.

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Leigh Richardson is also the author of Brain on Game On, available at Amazon and on  www.thebrainperformancecenter.com and www.leigherichardson.com. The Brain Performance Center is located in Dallas, Texas and can be reached at 214-329-9017.

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Connect with Leigh Richardson:

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