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.

Care for Your Mind

Care for Your Mind is an online community that – through blog posts, comments, and social media conversations – discusses problems with mental health care in the U.S. and – equally important – ways to remedy them so that mental health care is accessible, affordable, appropriate, and effective. Participants include family caregivers and other family members, people living with mood disorders, mental health advocates, legislators, clinicians, researchers, policymakers, and other thought-leaders. Come to Care for Your Mind and join the conversation! Personal and family stories are integral to Care for Your Mind, so please consider sharing yours!


Families for Depression Awareness received a 2016-17 award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to conduct a 9-month project entitled, Healing Families: Parental Involvement in the Treatment of Low-Income Teens Diagnosed with a Mood Disorder.