"A very special thank you to Dr. Umeh for being a guest speaker at Enchanted Hearts Alzheimer's and Dementia Association's Passionate About Purple Gala! She did an awesome job. She is very knowledgeable and has a heart of gold. I was really touched by her speech, and so was my audience. She is very knowledgeable about suicide and depression. I would highly recommend her services!. Thank you for doing such an amazing job." Jacqueline S CEO Enchanted Hearts Alzheimer's and Dementia Association.
Dr. Lu Lu, "Your talk at the BDN Conference in Charlotte, NC was very compelling, and timely. My cousin was 18 when she committed suicide in my home and it has been something that has haunted me for the last 17 years. Her inability to talk about her depression and suicidal thoughts is what I believe caused her to take her own life. Being comfortable talking about depression and suicide, especially among children and adolescents is absolutely critical in ending this epidemic. Thank you for sharing your story, expertise and time with us all. Your talk certainly made it much easier for me to have these difficult conversations, even with my own children. Keep on doing this very important and life saving work!" Christine
"Such an amazing Doctor & full of knowledge!! My son loves her! Dr. Lulu exceeds my expectations every time!"- Marquel H
"She’s not just a Doctor, she’s like family! Every single child is treated like her own! She’s very thorough in all she does! We love and miss Dr. LuLu so Much!"- Naona C
"Lovely lady, excellent Dr to my kids. Really enjoy our visits!! My kids love her too!! Thank you for your care and support!" - Justin Y
"I love doctor Lulu I take all my three children with her always so patient and explains everything very well and also gives more info on things you may run into. Overall excellent experience thank you." - Pricilla L
"I would love to take the time, To say how glad I am to have found doctor Lulu... she is such a wonderful kind caring loving doctor !! She takes the time to talk about your kids and to even ask how the parents are doing.." - Pearl W "I brought my son to doctor Lulu when he was just 3 days old and I absolutely loved her! My sister takes her 3 girls there too and they also love her. She’s so friendly and makes us feel very comfortable. She shows so much love to the kids! I would highly recommend her to anyone." - Bryanna M
"Shes amazing and knows how to communicate well with me as a parent and makes my children very comfortable... friendly and easy to talk to... very knowledgeable and honest... my kids and are very pleased!!! Thank you." - Romey R
"Amazing pediatrician, doing an amazing job in children’s health and wellness including suicide awareness and prevention. Good job doc!" - Eby M
"She is all about the kids well being!! Love her enthusiasm in her job she takes pride in what she does and never rushes you out with all the questions that do come with being a parent." - Jesse C
"I am so very grateful for you and what you are doing. If it had not been for you, I would have not known that my child was self harming and on the verge of suicide." - Ms F.A
I watched some of your talk show and at the 40 second mark I understood when you talked about suicide. Others never know what some people go through. But by the grace of God we are still here as a living testimony. I will never forget you. I thank God for our reconnecting. Love you and take care. You are absolutely awesome. - Marlene Hood
"I read your article on MedPage Today. It really hit home! I suspected for some time that Suicide was more related to anxiety and feeling overwhelmed. More due to sudden traumatic experiences. My best friend killed herself in college. She was previously our valedictorian, outgoing, athletic, bubbly, and an utterly beautiful Black woman. Everyone loved her! No history of mental illness prior to this.
The times I’ve been suicidal, it’s been due to feeling trapped during residency, feeling trapped financially, feeling trapped contractually to the Army, and at times of severe sleep deprivation (months at a time due to a new baby and being in residency). I never had the energy for suicide during episodes of depression. So, this theory that depression causes suicide never made sense to me.
When I see adolescents, we talk about their stressors, bullying, traumas, and anxiety. I worry less about the depressed kids to be quite frank. I am point blank about antidepressants. “They are a bandaid.” “They will not cure your depression.”
I don’t know what to do to fix the epidemic. I think counseling helps, but it’s hard to find a good match or even consistent resources in the community- especially true for Black, Hispanic, and LGBTQ+ teens. I do think meditation, exercise, getting outside, and eating healthy foods help fill your cup. I like acupuncture and massage personally, but this is a harder sell for teens.
I’m happy to see you are putting yourself out there. That you are sharing and asking the hard questions. I’m here in the trenches with you and willing to support you however I can."
"Summer asked about u today when we took my grandson to the doctor ....the girl there said u had a Facebook so shes gonna friend request u ...u were the best doctor for my children and I wish u were here still but I know other family's are loving u also now and im so proud of u and all your acomplishments ...."
19 JAN 2020, 00:47 Thanks again! My youngest son Matthew got home from a birthday party tonight and said “Mom, that thing (Dr. Lulu's Parenting Your Teen Summit) today was pretty lit. That panel was like the dream team, they had experts on everything, like the fire starter lady and the gay guy and the self-compassion lady and the lady cop, that was all pretty cool! Did they know each other a long time? Because it seems like they must travel around together and do that a lot. I don’t want to go to those things all the time, because it’s kinda sad, but I’m glad I went, because it really was interesting.” That is the MOST feedback I’ve gotten out of that kid in weeks!?!