Thursday, April 30, 2009

NAMI on WQED-TV's "On Q"

NAMI Southwestern Pennsylvania is set to appear live tonight on the WQED-TV show "On Q" at 7:30 p.m.

A follow-up to last night's documentary "A Cry For Help," tonight's 30-minute show will cover the topic of teenage depression and suicide.

Host Michael Bartley will lead a panel including NAMI Southwestern Pennsylvania Executive Director Christine Michaels, MSHSA, and NAMI Board Member Charma Dudley, PhD, FPPR, the clinical director at Family Resources of PA. Dr. Dudley has authored a book called Treating Depressed Children.

Rounding out the panel will be Maria Silva, the mother of a local teen who has depression. Maria is employed by the Allegheny Family Network.

For more information about depression, suicide and other forms of mental illness, visit the NAMI Southwestern Pennsylvania website or call (412) 366-3788.