Interview with Dr. Gayani DeSilva

1- The role of social media and depression
2- The effect of hopelessness and helplessness on depression

Dr. Gayani DeSilva is a well-known Child and Adolescent psychiatrist with many years of practice in Orange County, California, and the author of “A Psychiatrists Guide: Helping Parents Reach Their Depressed Tween”

Interview with Dr.Zhang

Topic: Depression outcomes in Teens

Dr. Zhang is a psychiatrist at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, CA,  with interests in helping and advocating individuals with mental health. 

Interview with Dr. Michael Ellis

1-The Role of School on Suicide Prevention
2- Suicide in Teens with Autism 

Dr. Michael Ellis is a well-known Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist who is practicing in Columbus, GA.
Dr. Ellis also specializes in Autism and is an advocate and passionate about helping children with ASD and their families. He is also the author of the book “Caring for Autism: Practical Advice from a Parent and Physician. Dr. Ellis is affiliated with Saint Francis – Emory Health care system and is the Medical director of Bradly Center , and he is also a Clinical Associate Professor both for Mercer University School of Medicine.

Interview with Dr. Jessica Borelli

Topic: The Effect of COVID-19 Pandemic on Teens Depression

Dr. Borelli is an Associate Professor of Psychological Science at University of California, Irvine.  She is the director of THRIVE lab at UCI.Dr Borelli is a clinical psychologist and her research and her publications focuses on the links between close relationships, emotions, health, and development. Dr. Borelli also has a private practice and helps children, adolescents, adults, couples and families, with a specialization in the areas of anxiety disorders, eating disorders, adoption, and parenting.   

Interview with Sephen Schueller, Ph.D.

Topic: “ The Positive benefits of available digital tools on teens depression and suicidality”. 

Dr. Stephen Schueller is an associate professor in Department of Psychological Science at University of California, Irvine and has done extensive research in the area of digital mental health, use of technology and internet interventions to promote well-being. He is also the Executive Director of : “ONE MIND Psyber Guide”.

Interview with Rimal B. Bera, MD

Topic: “ Treatment of Depression in  Teens with Medications ”

Dr Rimal Bera is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and a full time faculty , at the University of California , Irvine Departmentof PsychiatryHe is also a distinguished fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and the Medical Director for Universal Care Behavioral health for California, and also the John Henry Foundation. He also has been a principal investigator and co-investigator for over 180 clinical trials , and his publications and research area is with focus on mental health issues such as: depression, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. 

Interview with : Erica Rozmid, PhD

Topic :  “Youth Stress and Suicidal Behavior”

Dr. Rozmid is a Clinical Psychologist and a clinical instructor and resaercher at UCLA in the” Youth Stress and Mood Program.” She is an experienced clinician, and treats children, adolescents, adults. 

Interview with:  Harold G. Koenig, MD

Topic: ” The Role of Faith in Healing the Depression and Preventing Suicide, particularly during COVID-19 Pandemic”

Dr Koenig is a Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Associate Professor of Medicine at Duke University School Of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina. He is also the director of the Duke’s Center for Spirituality, Theology and Health. Dr Koenig’s research and publications focuses on the connection between mental disorders, health and religion. He is also Author of many books such as : “The healing Power of Faith”.

Interview with: Donna L. Londino, MD

Topic: “Epidemiology and Presentation of Depression, Warning Signs of Suicide, and Hospitalization in Teens”. 

Dr. Donna Londino is a Professor in the Division of Child, Adolescent, and Family Psychiatry at Augusta University in Georgia. She is also Medical Director of  Inpatient Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Services. She is involved in research of psychopharmacologic treatment of  mental health disorders in the pediatric population. 

Interview with Arielle H Sheftall, PhD

Topic:  Suicide Risk in Black Youth Community and other Minorities

Dr. Sheftall, is a principal investigator in the Center for Suicide Prevention and Research at the Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Her publications and her research is with focus on vulnerability factors associated with suicidal behavior in young children.