Our free webinars are educational, action-oriented trainings that prepare people with depression or bipolar disorder, their family caregivers, and the general public to recognize, communicate about, and intervene to effectively address mood disorders.
Understanding Teen Depression
For Parents and Other Caregivers, Youth Workers, and Caring Adults Interested in Teen Mental Health.
Thursday, March 21, 2018 from 7 to 8:15 PM ET
When adults are trained to recognize teen depression and intervene with effective techniques, teens with depression tend to have better outcomes. This webinar provides an overview of what teen depression is; communication strategies for teens and parents; treatment options; where to get help; and what to do if help is refused. If you are worried about a teen, new to the topic, proactively seeking education, or in need of a refresher on teen depression, this webinar is for you.
Join our free 75-minute webinar live or on demand! Register today to submit your questions to our featured presenter, Rebekah Gibbons, LICSW. Ms. Gibbons is a trauma-informed and certified therapist specializing in adolescent mental health and trauma. She worked for community-based care, including adolescent residential, providing individual, family, and group therapy for five years before transitioning to a private group practice. She also provides consultation and training to schools and community members regarding adolescent trauma and mental health, specifically focused on supporting schools to create trauma-informed and wellness-focused classrooms.
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Thomas Anthony Pappas Charitable Foundation
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Bennett Family Foundation
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John Donnelly Trust
Rhyme and Reason Fund
Coping with Stress and Depression in the Workplace
For Family Caregivers, Human Resources Personnel, Employee Assistance Program Professionals, and Adults Concerned About Themselves or Others.
Aired November 1, 2018
Do you carry life stressors into the workplace? Does your workplace environment add to your stress? If so, you’re not alone. Excessive workplace stress causes 120,000 deaths and results in nearly $190 billion in health care costs each year. Even if you have your dream job, you’re bound to face stress throughout your day. The good news is that there are tools and strategies that can help you stay focused and manage your stress.
During our free 1-hour Coping with Stress and Depression webinar on November 1st, you will learn ways to manage stress, how to identify depression in yourself and others, and how depression affects thinking and impacts work performance and stress. This webinar features Marianne Clyde, LMFT, an expert in workplace mental health who speaks to businesses and associations about empowerment, team building, and relationship networking. Ms. Clyde has been in practice for more than 27 years as a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She recently released her most powerful book to date, Zentivity™: How to Eliminate Chaos, Stress and Discontent in Your Workplace, also a best-seller.
Please complete the online evaluation after viewing and we will send you a FREE copy of our Coping With Stress brochure.
Our Coping with Stress and Depression program is supported by
Bipolar Disorder: Beyond the Basics
For family caregivers and others with an interest in supporting someone with bipolar disorder
Aired December 12, 2017
When bipolar disorder is properly managed, people with bipolar disorder can live full and complete lives, pursuing relationships, having careers, raising families, and so on.
But all too often bipolar disorder creates difficult and sometimes dangerous situations. A manic episode can reduce a person’s inhibitions, leading to risky behaviors such as substance use, lack of judgment about personal safety, overspending, and sexual indiscretions. A depressive episode can result in loss of employment, alienation of support, and even suicidal behavior.
Family caregivers need practical answers for dealing with difficult problems. This webinar builds on our basic bipolar disorder webinar, which covers diagnosis, treatment, and managing bipolar disorder. In this new webinar, we drill down to concrete solutions to challenges of providing appropriate support to a person with bipolar disorder.
Please complete the online evaluation after viewing the Beyond the Basics webinar and we will send you a FREE copy of our new bipolar disorder caregiver brochure.
Our Adult Bipolar Disorder program is supported by
More Than Mood: Depression Symptoms Webinar
This 52-minute webinar goes in depth into familiar depression symptoms, depression symptoms related to thinking (cognition), how you may recognize cognitive impairment in a loved one, and helpful techniques to use to support someone struggling with cognitive impairment. Alice Medalia, Ph.D., is the webinar facilitator. Dr. Medalia is the Clinical Director of Cognitive Health Services at the New York State Office of Mental Health and a Professor of Medical Psychology at Columbia University Medical Center.
The American Health Care Act: What’s at Stake for Our Mental Health?
For Family Caregivers and Adults Concerned about Themselves or Others
Aired June 27, 2017
Repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA), signed into law by former president Barack Obama, is a top agenda item for the Republican-controlled Congress. The ACA was instrumental in expanding coverage for mental health care with the establishment of essential health benefits and the expansion of Medicaid. These benefits are likely to end, however, if the new American Health Care Act (AHCA) passed by the U.S. House of Representatives, becomes law. Champions of the AHCA argue that it will lower premiums for all Americans and provide better access to care. On June 22, the U.S. Senate released its own proposal, the Better Care Reconciliation Act (download .pdf). As the Senate debates the future of the health care law, Families for Depression Awareness and the National Council for Behavioral Health want you to be informed of what these changes might mean for the people you care about. Tune in to our upcoming webinar to learn how repeal and replace could affect you and your family.
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