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Annual Community Mental Health Events

Depression Affects All Ages

Part 1-Child-Adolescent Depression 
The “Depression Among All Ages: Part 1-Child-Adolescent Depression Awareness and Prevention Community Event,” was held on Saturday, October 27th, 2018 at 6304 5th Avenue, in Brooklyn, NY 11220. Our CSH Chairperson, Dr. Xu Z. Chen, along with Hui-Ling Hsu, LCSW, and Zhen-Ming Tian, LMSW  educated our Chinese immigrant community about the issues revolving around child/adolescent depression. They explained how to diagnose child-adolescent depression at the early stage, how to prevent child-adolescent depression, Internet addiction, school truancy (dropouts), sexual abuse and the difference between child-adolescent depression and adult depression. The subtopics are related to current news that has happened recently in the Chinese community. We provided giveaways, refreshments and a depression assessment along with critical information to help the parents learn about this illness and how it is affecting the Chinese community.

You can review the audio clip here:

Part 2- Peri/Post-partum Depression
In 2019, CSH held our annual educational outreach “Depression Among All Ages: Part 2- Peri/Post-partum Depression Awareness and Prevention Community Event” on Saturday, October 26th, 2019 from 11-3 PM at 6304 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11220. Our Chairperson, Dr. Xu Z. Chen, and Hui Ling Hsu, LCSW, educated our community about peri-partum and post-partum depression . They presented powerpoints to help the participants learn about its diagnosis, prevention methods, risks, treatments and other useful information that the new moms or soon to be mothers would need to know to stay mentally healthy to support themselves and their families.

Part 3- Depression in the Elderly
On October 24, 2020, CSH held “Depression Among All Ages: Part 3 – Depression in the Elderly” via Zoom Meeting. Our Chairperson, Dr. Xu Z Chen educated the public about the cause, symptoms, prevention methods, risks and treatments for elderly depression to promote awareness of mental health issues among elderly and to prevent suicide among this vulnerable population. 

You can review the event here:

Our Past Annual Events Included…

“Alcohol and Gambling Addiction Awareness and Prevention Event” held on Saturday, October 1, 2016 presented by Xu Z. Chen, MD and Hui-Ling Hsu, LCSW

“Suicide Prevention Awareness and Prevention Event” held on Saturday, June 2015 presented by Xu Z. Chen, MD and Hou-Kai Chen, LMFT

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