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.
Coping with Stress and Depression — Strategies for Families
For Family Caregivers, Military Families and Service Personnel, Employee Assistance Program Professionals, and Adults Concerned About Themselves or Others.
April 10, 2018
How’s your family managing these days? Families experience a number of stressors every day. Stress occurring from finances, managing schedules, and meal planning may be predictable, but that doesn’t make it any easier. You may be feeling at a loss for how to cope. Add on special circumstances—like your loved one actively serving in the military or being a veteran who is having trouble adjusting to civilian life—and the level of stress may feel unbearable. How can you help yourself and your loved ones to manage stress and be mentally healthy together?
During our family-focused 1-hour Coping with Stress and Depression webinar, you will learn how to manage stress and identify depression in yourself and others. This webinar features Dr. Liza Zwiebach of the Emory Healthcare Veterans Program and Emory University School of Medicine, who shares insights from her work with families, including supporting veterans, and offers a variety of resources and coping strategies for all families.
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
Teen Depression—Finding Resiliency and Solutions
For Parents, Caregivers, Teachers, School Counselors and Staff, Youth Workers, and anyone interested in Teen Mental Health
Aired March 13, 2018
When a teen is struggling with depression, it might be hard to look past the challenges – e.g., self-harming, mood swings, grades slipping, etc. – and envision a time when they are well. Though it may seem counterintuitive, now is the time to think about and elevate the teen’s strengths. Helping a teenager with depression to focus on their strengths and resiliency skills can open a pathway toward managing and treating symptoms.
Join our free webinar live or on demand as Matthew Selekman, MSW, LCSW, shares how parents, guardians, caring adults, and schools can collaborate with a teenager to identify problems and work toward solutions. Mr. Selekman is the Director at his private practice, Partners for Collaborative Solutions (www.partners4change.net), an international family therapy and brief therapy training and consultation practice in Evanston, IL, USA.Bringing the voice of lived experience, mother Elizabeth and daughter Danielle share how their family’s resiliency skills support Danielle as she manages ongoing symptoms of depression.
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.
Our Health Care Webinar is supported by