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As a pediatric nurse  practitioner in primary care, over the last 20 years Dr. Jessica Peck has  engaged, encouraged, equipped, and empowered families to raise holistically  healthy kids.  She guides parents to help navigate challenging parenting  moments to escape shame and stigma with grace, hope, and courage. 


A native Texan, she is  a clinical professor at the Baylor University Louise Herrington School of  Nursing. An internationally awarded nursing leader, she served as president  of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners. Some of her  recent awards include: Texas Nurse Practitioner of the Year, American Nurses  Association Advocate of the Year, American Association of Nurse Practitioners  Advocate State Award for Excellence, Lillian Wald Humanitarian Award from the  National League for Nursing, and Distinguished Alumnus at both the University  of Alabama and the University of Texas Medical Branch.


Most importantly, she  has been happily married to a rocket scientist for nearly twenty-five years  and is a mom of four teens.


A passionate advocate for underserved  children and anti-trafficking, Dr. Peck equips families to promote physical,  mental, emotional, relational, and spiritual health. She especially loves  encouraging parents in her clinical practice and equipping them to build  healthy relationships with their children. She speaks to nurses all over the  world while also reaching out directly to parents so they feel engaged,  equipped, encouraged, and empowered to raise resilient, holistically healthy  kids.


Dr. Peck is an  accomplished author of dozens of clinical articles for peer-reviewed  journals, is a regular contributor to parenting magazines, and is a frequent  guest on radio and television shows to promote the health of children. She  has been a regular guest on The Nurse Practitioner Show on Sirius XM’s Doctor  Radio and has also appeared on syndicates for CBS, NBC, ABC, and Fox. 


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In this episode, Dr. Meeker and Dr. Peck talk about the hard topics of depression and anxiety and how to help our teens through these tough issues. Talking with your primary care provider is the best place to start to get your teen the help and resources they need.  There is hope for healthy relationships and relationships are key to all of these issues.


Some topics covered:


• Talk to your primary care provider about getting your teen help with issues of anxiety and depression.

• Teen’s value our time.

• Have a healthy balance where we give our kids space to breathe and just be kids.

• Most states have a hotline for teens and parents to call.

• State of Texas funded CPAN – Child Psychiatry Access Network

• There is hope and help for anxiety and depression.

• Dealing with anxiety and depression takes time. It’s not going to be an overnight change or fix.

• Seek validation from someone other than your teen. –  Dr. Nurse Mama Podcast is on the website.



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