Our Programs

Our programs put our mission into action, providing training, resources, and information that empowers family caregivers (and others) to intervene effectively and help people who may be suffering from depression or bipolar disorder.

These programs are also useful to

  • caring adults who want to help teens they suspect have depression or bipolar disorder
  • people living with mood disorders and their families who have something to say about mental health care in the U.S.
  • employers and human resources managers who are looking for ways to address mood disorders in the workplace
  • mental health advocates who want to keep up to date with relevant issues
  • anyone who wants to learn more about mood disorders and how to help someone who may be struggling.

Family Program

Program features include Family Stories, podcasts, and web tools such as our Depression Wellness Analyzer and Mental Health Family Tree.

Coping With Stress and Depression Program (for Adults)

Also known as our Workplace Program, this includes the Coping with Stress and Depression Workshop and Webinar, Coping with Stress Brochure, and Adult Wellness Guide. You can also read more on our Workplace Stress page.

Care for Your Mind

Care for Your Mind (CFYM), our advocacy blog, brings together people involved with, affected by, and working with issues around mood disorders in the search for solutions to the problems in our mental health care system. On CFYM, we discuss issues of access to and quality of mental health care in the United States. Care for Your Mind provides a platform for perspectives on problems – and potential solutions –  from policy makers, clinicians, researchers, mental health experts, health care reform advocates, and the occasional legislator or other government official, along with personal experiences of people living with mood disorders and their families.Personal and family stories are integral to Care for Your Mind, so please consider sharing yours!

Engage with Care for Your Mind to learn, share your insights, and help increase everyone’s access to, and improve the quality of, mental health care in America.


Families for Depression Awareness received 2016-17 and 2017-18 awards from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to conduct a project entitled, Healing Families: Parental Involvement in the Treatment of Low-Income Teens Diagnosed with a Mood Disorder. The program is on hiatus as we explore options for funding a pilot test.