Episode 115 – Why are teens so sad? Dr. Marianne T. Ritchie
May 21, 2022 – 5 pm EST
Dr. Havens is a leading national expert in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, who pioneered the first psychiatric emergency program for children and adolescents in New York state.
When it comes to depression, people think of it as an adult problem, but numbers of cases in children and adolescents have markedly increased in recent years, even before the pandemic. Now add the challenges of COVID including social isolation.
Mary and Jack Finley were the proud parents of five children. When their sixth child was born with Down Syndrome, they welcomed him with open arms.
Sean brought so much joy to their lives, that when he was eight years old, they adopted 12-year-old David from a group home. For Mary and Jack, life has been a beautiful experience, and they can’t imagine life without Sean and David, now ages 44 and 48.
Each week we highlight the Real Champions in your life! Your family, friends, or colleagues who go the extra mile to help others in their community. Know someone who should be featured? Nominate them now!
Marianne T. Ritchie, MD was one of the first female gastroenterologists practicing in the Philadelphia area. An advocate for over 30 years, Dr. Ritchie developed the PINK PLUS triple cancer screening program, and the BLUE LIGHTS CAMPAIGN for Colon Cancer Awareness.
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