30 min

Fighting Teen Depression with Purpose The Lean to the Left Podcast

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In this episode of the Lean to the Left podcast, we delve into the critical issue of teenage depression and the alarming rates of youth suicide.

Host Bob Gatty welcomes Dr. Scott Kolbaba, an Internal Medicine Physician from Chicago, who shares his poignant experiences and insights. Dr. Kolbaba, an Amazon bestselling author, highlights his children's book 'Clara's Magic Garden,' which addresses themes of depression and self-worth.

Through powerful anecdotes and a deep understanding of mental health, Dr. Kolbaba explores the importance of finding purpose as a potential solution to combating teenage depression.

He also discusses the role of parents and significant others in identifying and nurturing the passions of young people to help them overcome depression.

Don't miss this compelling conversation that offers hope and actionable advice for parents and caregivers.

00:00 Introduction to Teenage Depression and Suicide Rates

00:31 Dr. Kolbaba's Journey and Insights on Teenage Depression

02:53 The Power of Purpose: Dr. Kolbaba's Approach to Battling Depression

07:49 Personal Stories and the Impact of Finding Purpose

14:39 Adoption Stories and Addressing Bullying

19:12 Advice for Parents on Recognizing and Addressing Depression

22:14 The Role of Schools and Society in Supporting Mental Health

25:55 Exploring Miraculous Experiences: Physicians Untold Stories

28:48 Closing Thoughts and the Importance of Purpo 

Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/the-lean-to-the-left-podcast--4719048/support.

In this episode of the Lean to the Left podcast, we delve into the critical issue of teenage depression and the alarming rates of youth suicide.

Host Bob Gatty welcomes Dr. Scott Kolbaba, an Internal Medicine Physician from Chicago, who shares his poignant experiences and insights. Dr. Kolbaba, an Amazon bestselling author, highlights his children's book 'Clara's Magic Garden,' which addresses themes of depression and self-worth.

Through powerful anecdotes and a deep understanding of mental health, Dr. Kolbaba explores the importance of finding purpose as a potential solution to combating teenage depression.

He also discusses the role of parents and significant others in identifying and nurturing the passions of young people to help them overcome depression.

Don't miss this compelling conversation that offers hope and actionable advice for parents and caregivers.

00:00 Introduction to Teenage Depression and Suicide Rates

00:31 Dr. Kolbaba's Journey and Insights on Teenage Depression

02:53 The Power of Purpose: Dr. Kolbaba's Approach to Battling Depression

07:49 Personal Stories and the Impact of Finding Purpose

14:39 Adoption Stories and Addressing Bullying

19:12 Advice for Parents on Recognizing and Addressing Depression

22:14 The Role of Schools and Society in Supporting Mental Health

25:55 Exploring Miraculous Experiences: Physicians Untold Stories

28:48 Closing Thoughts and the Importance of Purpo 

Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/the-lean-to-the-left-podcast--4719048/support.

30 min