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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Personal Appeal - “CULTURAL CROSSROADS”

I just received this very important personal appeal from a friend of mine and knew right away that it needed to be addressed here. It is a topic that is very much on the minds of Indian families today and many wonder where they can turn to for help. Please consider this as your personal invitation. Thank you.




Dear Friends:

Are you able to identify depression in yours and your friends’ children? Do you wish to have the knowledge to guide and help these children and their families? Do you want to learn about available resources to help these kids/families?

If yes, then my personal appeal to all of you to save this date: Sunday, May 16, 2010 and spare an afternoon and attend this very informative symposium “CULTURAL CROSSROADS” focusing on TEEN DEPRESSION in our Indian Community. We have invited experienced psychiatrists, psychologists and social workers to teach us signs and symptoms of depression, causes leading to depression, difficulties in diagnosing, statistics, treatment options and coping strategies.

Our children face enormous challenges growing up in this country, split between conflicting cultures (Indian vs. American), which tend to compound family conflicts. Resolving these conflicts can facilitate understanding and empathy in problem solving leading to more harmonious relationship.

Please print the flyer and distribute among your friends and families. It is a free event. We never know when such knowledge may help save someone’s life. So please help promote and do attend the symposium.

Thank you…

Event: Symposium - CULTURAL CROSSROADS

Place: Moses Brown School
250 Lloyd Avenue
Providence, RI 02906

Date: Sunday, May 16, 2010

Time: 1:30-5:00

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Shadow Princess



Here are the links to my review of Shadow Princess and the interview I had the privilege of conducting with author Indu Sundaresan