PSU Education Professor Writes About Student Depression

February 12th, 2007 by Adam

From grade school to college, American educators are seeing a troubling rise in students battling depression. PSU professor of education Dr. Marcel LeBrun, a 28-year classroom veteran, has published a book detailing the proper diagnosis and treatment of student depression.

Student Depression: A Silent Crisis in Our Schools is a guide for educators dealing with an increasing number of depressed students. LeBrun’s book offers solutions to promote awareness of and sensitivity to the issues surrounding childhood and adolescent depression. The
book includes tips for recognizing depression; describes the contributing factors of depression, medications, and treatment plans; and provides suggestions to help readers empathize with those who have suffered or are suffering.

“It is only by encouraging students to share their feelings and emotions that we can guide them with specific problem-solving strategies that they can integrate into their lives,” said LeBrun.

“Student Depression will help to ensure that children become psychologically healthy citizens.”

For more information, contact Bruce Lyndes, PSU Media Relations Mgr., (603) 535-2775 or