Newswise — Inside Pediatrics Podcast: Talking About Suicide and Depression

Contrary to popular belief, talking about suicide doesn’t make teenagers more apt to attempt suicide. An open dialogue can help tweens and teens work through some of their toughest moments and see the light at the end of the tunnel.

Pediatric psychologist Dr. Dan Marullo shares how to recognize depression, how to raise a more resilient child and how important role models can be. Let’s get rid of the stigma and treat mental health issues for what they are – physical illnesses that can be treated and overcome.

Featured Speaker:

Daniel S. Marullo, PhDDr. Dan Marullo is a licensed psychologist with Behavioral Health at The Ireland Center at Children’s of Alabama. Dr. Marullo received his bachelor’s degree in liberal arts from the University of Texas at Austin and a master's degree in psychology from the University of Houston–Clear Lake. He earned his doctorate degree in clinical psychology with a medical psychology specialty at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1993. Dr. Marullo also completed a pre-doctoral internship at the University of Texas Medical Branch in 1993 and a postdoctoral fellowship in clinical/pediatric psychology in 1994 at the Shriners Burns Institute in Galveston, Texas. Dr. Marullo completed additional postdoctoral training in pediatric neuropsychology at the Sparks Clinics/University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2004. Areas of clinical interest include pediatric psychology and neuropsychology of children with chronic medical conditions, childhood physical and emotional trauma, and the neuropsychology of developmental disabilities.