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.

Teen Depression—What Schools and Parents Can Do When Help is Refused

For Parents, Caregivers, Teachers, School Counselors and Staff, Youth Workers, and anyone interested in Teen Mental Health

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 7:00 PM ET/ 4:00 PM PT

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We want to believe teens will ask for help when they need it, but we know this is not always the case. What can you do if a teen with depression doesn’t want help? Learn how to identify depression in teens and intervene with effective communication techniques to help a teen that may be reluctant to start treatment. The webinar features Dr. Nancy Rappaport, part-time Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and expert in teen depression.

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Información sobre la depresión en los adolescentes

 

Our Teen Depression Program is supported by
George Harrington Trust 
Middlesex Savings Charitable Foundation
Bold Minds Foundation
Rebecca Pomroy Foundation 
Thomas Anthony Pappas Charitable Foundation 
Adelaide Breed Bayrd Foundation 
Bennett Family Foundation
TJX Foundation
John Donnelly Trust
IAM Strong Foundation
Hart Foundation
Samerian Foundation

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

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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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Coping with Stress and Depression Training

For Family Caregivers, Human Resource Managers, Employee Assistance Program Professionals, and Adults Concerned about Themselves or Others

Aired June 13, 2017

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Participants learn how to manage stress and identify depression in themselves and others during this 1-hour training. The webinar features Dr. Mary McNaughton-Cassill, a professor of Psychology at the University of Texas at San Antonio. She does research on stress management, has published in a variety of academic journals, and written a book entitled Mind The Gap; Coping With Stress in the Modern World.

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Please complete the online evaluation after viewing and we will send you a FREE copy of our Coping With Stress brochure.

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More Than Mood: Depression Symptoms Webinar

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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.

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Bipolar Disorder Training

For Adults with Bipolar Disorder, Their Family Caregivers, and the General Public

Aired on October 22, 2015

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Participants learn how to recognize bipolar disorder, seek treatment for themselves or others, and effectively manage bipolar disorder, once diagnosed.