Alameda Event to Focus on Teen Girls

Before they feel a need to be “Supermoms,” young women and teen girls — including those in and around Alameda —┬áthink they need to be “Supergirls.”

That issue can cause depression and other issues, says Stephen Hinshaw, chair of psychology at UC Berkeley.

He addresses these issues in his book “The Triple Bind: Saving Our Teenage Daughters from Today’s Pressures,” and will be discussing them at 6 p.m., Tuesday, February 2, at the Alameda Public Library, 1550 Oak Street.

The community event is being sponsored by the the Women of the 21st Century Club, which is part of Girls Incorporated of the Island City in Alameda.

See KGO-TV’s report on the issues for more background.

Janet Levaux