Adolescent Depression: What We All Should Know

Cole Hall (Parnassus)

A Message from the UCSF Depression Center Co-Directors

“Adolescence is a challenging time during which the risk for depression increases among youth. Approximately 11% of adolescents between 12 and 17 years of age have a major depressive episode. Please join us to learn more about factors associated with adolescent depression, its impact on development and health, and the most current approaches to its treatment.”

- Sandra Weiss, RN, PhD, DNSc, and Owen Wolkowitz, MD


Scheduled Presentations

Keynote Address
Stephen Hinshaw, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley and Vice Chair of Psychology for the UCSF Department of Psychiatry.  He is a world-renowned scholar and clinician whose work includes The Triple Bind: Saving our Teenage Girls from Today’s Pressures. He will discuss the everyday challenges teens face and how these challenges influence their mental health.  

Adolescent depression and anxiety: Who is at risk and why?
Kaja LeWinn, ScD, is an epidemiologist and Assistant Professor in the UCSF Department of Psychiatry and studies how social factors shape the risk for adolescent depression.

What does depression look like in the brain?
Olga Tymofiyeva, PhD, is a brain imaging specialist who develops and applies novel MRI techniques that help us understand the structure and function of the brain.

Current treatment strategies and future directions
Eva Henje Blom, MD, PhD, is a specialist in child and adolescent psychiatry and teacher of contemplative practices. She has developed the novel treatment model (TARA), based on the neuroscience of adolescent depression.



How can I register to attend?

Registration is not necessary, but greatly appreciated for planning purposes. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE NOW.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

In addition to private transportation options, UCSF Parnassus is served by the SF Muni 6, 43, and N lines.

Parking is available on the street or in the Millberry Union Parking Garage for an hourly rate.

Who can attend and what is the cost?

This event is free and open to the public.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Send us an email at [email protected].

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, you do not need to bring a ticket or confirmation to the event.

The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?

That's perfectly fine. We won't be checking them; registration is being used primarily for planning purposes.


This event is sponsored by the UCSF Depression Center and its Community Advisory Board, the UCSF Department of Psychiatry, and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

The UCSF Depression Center, a Founding Member of the National Network of Depression Centers, is located in the Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute, a freestanding psychiatric hospital within the UCSF Medical Center. The UCSF Depression Center draws from a diverse faculty including psychiatry, medicine, nursing, and pharmacy. Faculty research efforts span a broad range from neurobiology and genetics to depression-specific psychotherapies.