Monday, May 11, 2009

NAMI Appears "On Q"

NAMI Southwestern Pennsylvania recently appeared on the regional television show "On Q" on WQED-TV. The 30-minute talk show aired live on Thursday, April 30, covering teenage depression and suicide.

NAMI Southwestern PA Executive Director Chris Michaels appeared on the show, along with NAMI Board Member Dr. Charma Dudley of Family Resources. Also appearing on the show was Maria Silva of Allegheny Family Connections. Maria is the mother of a teenage daughter, Rachel, who has depression and anxiety. Rachel courageously appeared on the program to talk about her depression.

Below is a brief video clip of "On Q," specifically Chris Michaels expressing the need for screening of depression in teenagers. If you cannot run this clip, click here for a free download of Apple's Quick Time, which you can install easily in under a minute.

Click the arrow below for a few final tips on the show, provided by NAMI Southwestern PA.

For more information on depression or other mental illnesses, visit NAMI Southwestern PA's website or call (412) 366-3788.