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—Addressing Stress

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

Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 7pm ET

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Faced with balancing school, extracurricular activities, part-time jobs, social interactions, and family issues, teens today often struggle to stay afloat. Those who have suffered trauma and those whose communities are under-resourced or unsafe may face additional stressors. Caring adults can help teens alleviate stress and depression symptoms by encouraging development of positive coping skills.

Join our free webinar live or on demand as Amy Saltzman, M.D., teaches adults how to identify stress and depression in teens, use the power of mindfulness-based stress reduction in difficult times, and truly listen without judgement. During the webinar, caring adults will also learn how to respond—rather than react—to teens during emotionally-charged conversations. Amy Saltzman M.D., is a holistic physician, mindfulness coach, scientist, wife, mother, devoted student of transformation, long-time athlete, and occasional poet. Her passion is supporting people of all ages in enhancing their wellbeing and discovering the “Still Quiet Place” within. She is recognized by her peers as a visionary and pioneer in the fields of mindfulness for youth and holistic medicine. To support others in discovering the joy and peace of the Still Quiet Place, Dr. Saltzman has written A Still Quiet Place: A Mindfulness Program for Teaching Children and Adolescents to Ease Stress and Difficult Emotions.

 

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Our Teen Depression Program is supported by
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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.

Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 7pm ET

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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.

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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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Bipolar Disorder: Beyond the Basics

For family caregivers and others with an interest in supporting someone with bipolar disorder

Aired December 12, 2017

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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.

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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.

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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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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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