The Epidemic of Teen Suicide and Depression: What We Can Do

Presentation by Maya Christobel on Sept. 25, 2019, 6 - 7:30pm RPS Library

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Maya Christobel is a Harvard Psychotherapist, having done her Master’s and Doctoral work and Harvard Graduate School of Education in Marriage and Family Therapy. She has practiced privately for 33 years focusing on teens and young people on the spectrum. Maya is also a pioneer in the field of bio-technology and trauma, as well as a writer, author and filmmaker.

Currently, Maya is a consultant with Filmblanc, a documentary film company in the process of making a film called Connecting the Dots. This revolutionary film is on teen and childhood depression and suicide. Maya has been a central researcher who has interviewed hundreds of children, parents and professionals all over the world to discover the roots of this global epidemic. She is currently focused on the innovations around the world that address depression and suicide and has been developing new inroads to understanding the issues and the root cause of this phenomenon.

Join us on September 25th from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm in the Rock Point School library for a presentation and discussion.

Maya's presentation will share her findings as a psychologist and represent the voices of the young people she has been interviewing for two years. She will discuss the immediate findings of her research, give an overview of other experts in the field and their contributions, highlight the hazards of technology addiction, the neuroscience of the developing brain, the emotional trap of social media and address the unique challenges facing parents. But, more importantly, Maya will speak to the collective despair and hopelessness in millions of young people and children around the world and suggest innovative solutions, looking at the controversial challenges facing parents, teachers and health care providers. Maya will end with an opportunity for the audience to ask questions and discuss this critical topic.

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