Depression Prevention: What if there was a depression vaccine?

May 14, 2013
Hosted by Dr. Stem

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Children are given a series of vaccines over the first few years of their lives to prevent disease. In fact, most schools will not admit children if they have not taken these pre-emptive measures to protect their physical health. But what about mental health? What if there were a way to protect our youth against mental disease and disorder? Would you give your child a depression vaccine? Believe it or not, an inoculation as such does exist. By teaching our youth social and emotional learning skills as early as middle school we can boost their resilience and begin to mitigate childhood depression, anxiety, and even suicide. The era of reacting to trouble during the teen years is gone; the time for prevention has come. Renee Jain talks about concrete methods to teach tweens and teens how to increase their resilience and boost their overall well-being using fun and engaging research-based methods.

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Given enough information people will be more aware of how to better parent their teens, and manage their lives better. Promoting positive self-images, success tips and inner strength for teens will allow them to gain personal respect, and success in school, work and the community. Everyone wants to be heard and understood. Understanding and embracing our differences makes us unique and united. Guest Experts from all walks of life are essential to connect with and learn from. Our show will have a commitment to adding value to lives through continuous improvement that ensures adequate inspiration, motivation and empowerment. By focusing on teen-parent –teacher empowerment we will allow you to have readily available resources and interviews to ease the challenges faced by teens.

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Dr. Stem

Dr. Stem

My name is Dr. Sithembile Stem Mahlatini, a compassionate and result oriented personal and organizational development Professional Speaker with a vision since 2007. I am a messenger and champion of Hope, better known as the Voice of Hope. I am the President and Founder of Global Counseling & Coaching Services, Inc. and Founder of Women and Youth Empowerment Seminars. I hold a B.A. degree in Liberal Arts, a Master of Social Work, MSW degree and Ed. D degree in Organizational Leadership.

I am originally from Harare Zimbabwe in Africa. I have been a resident of the USA for 26 years. After obtaining my degrees, I was licensed as a Psychotherapist and became certified as a professional speaker, author, career and life coach. My work is primarily with adolescents and families. I have conducted extensive adolescents work with the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice, and in my private practice. My work has also included extensive grief work, crisis stabilization and employee assistance (EAP).

I am certified as a speaker, trainer, and coach through both the John C. Maxwell Team and the Susan Jeffers “Feel the Fear and Do it anyway” team. My goal is to empower, educate, and engage others so that they believe and achieve more in life than they ever thought possible. I have authored four books, including my memoir “Beyond the Tears-A story of Hope and Encouragement, and co-authored seven books with the Professional Woman Network.

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