My Cool Daughter

This is the start of a blog about cool women. I’m not sure how proper it is to start such a column with a post about my own daughter. But here goes. The week before last, Elliot went on KQED forum and made herself very vulnerable talking about teen mental health.

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She shared her experience with depression and anxiety, first in middle school and now as a high school junior. She did it to start working to combat the stigma around a problem plaguing as much as one-third of adolescents, disproportionately girls.