Hello everyone, Buenos Dias, Bonjour, Nnonu, Welcome! My name is Dr. Uchenna Umeh, but my patients fondly call me Dr. Lulu.
I am a board certified Pediatrician, Teen Expert and National Keynote Speaker with nearly three decades of clinical experience, a mother of two teenagers and one young adult, and the founder and CEO of Teen Alive, an online Teen Wellness resource, dedicated to creating awareness for, and fighting bullying, childhood, teen and young adult depression and suicide.
Sadly, several years ago, I lost one of my beloved patients to suicide after he struggled with bouts of depression. Not only that, one of my sons has had struggles with depression and so have I.
In recent years I have however noticed a steady increase in the number of depressed and suicidal teens in my practice, the youngest of them being only 8 years old. I have now decided to dedicate the rest of my life to helping these beautiful souls fight this deadly disease, by teaching them coping skills, and stressing the need to TALK about it and get help for it. Depression is treatable for the most part.
My mission is to end Teen Depression and Teen Suicide. Through my books, webinars, motivational speaking and coaching, I help teens FACECHANGE and ultimately OVERCOME the negative mindset that leads them down this dangerous path, so they can begin to enjoy living again. I also help their parents and family members navigate the seemingly difficult world of parenting a teen, especially one with emotional problems.
I am very excited to meet everyone, and can't wait for us to get to know each other!
You can catch me any given Sunday on Facebook during my weekly Live series on my professional page called "Ask Doctor Lulu".