People aren’t always encouraged to think about how they truly feel or what they genuinely believe. Society programs people to please others and to accept their thoughts as the appropriate way to handle things. Most of the clients I have worked with seek their own voices.
Some degree of depression has always been characteristic of adolescence. However, it has been affecting many young people more severely lately. Suicide attempts have increased. Many keep their feelings hidden, and this has caused many parents concern.
Longtime Alameda resident Bing Seto recently returned from Guangzhou, China, where Aquarama, Asia’s largest tropical fish exhibition honored him with the prestigious “Global Ornamental Fish Lifetime Achievement.” The event marked Aquarama’s 30th anniversary.