Our free educational webinars are geared toward family caregivers supporting a loved one living with depression or bipolar disorder. These trainings are designed to be action-oriented leading to greater ability to recognize, communicate about, and intervene to effectively address mood disorders.

New Webinars

Building Your Family Caregiver Toolkit: Strategies for Supporting Loved Ones to Get Well

Part of our new caregiver workshop live series

For Caregivers, Family Members, Friends, and Caring Adults Interested in Learning About Being an Effective Caregiver.

Airing on Thursday, February 17, 2022, from 7:00 PM ET to 8:00 PM ET

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As a family caregiver, you likely hold many roles — schedule coordinator, finance manager, advocate, cheerleader, spouse, parent, child, and sibling — not to mention your external relationships like boss, employee, and volunteer. But when your loved one is in a depressive episode, you may need to take on even more roles and responsibilities as you support them in getting professional care. Your self-care may take a back seat as you try to balance everything. Unfortunately, ignoring your own wellness often leads to stress, overwhelm, and, sometimes, your own battle with depression. This is where your caregiver toolkit can come in to provide hope and keep you well.

Join us to learn how to build your own family caregiver toolkit. Participants will hear from Kristi Horner, Founder and Executive Director of Courage to Caregivers, and a caregiver. The event will be live-streamed on our Facebook page. The first 60 registrants will have the opportunity to join an interactive Zoom breakout room to connect with other caregivers and share strategies.

Our Caregiver Workshop Live Series is supported by

AbbVie Foundation

Massachusetts Department of Public Health


My Teen Won’t Talk With Me! Strategies for Building Trust and Communicating Effectively

For Parents, Guardians, Youth Workers, and Caring Adults Interested in Teen Mental Health.

Aired Tuesday, November 9, 2021 

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Have you ever asked a teen how they are doing, only to be met with a one-word reply? What does it mean when they say, “Fine”? Talking with teens can be hard. Depression makes it harder. As a parent or caring adult, you want to make sure you are connecting with the teen in your life and aware of their needs, but that’s tricky to do if conversations don’t feel welcome. While it may feel impossible, there are ways you can build trust with your teen and have impactful conversations.

In this webinar, therapist Rebekah Gibbons, LICSW, discusses how parents and caring adults can build trusting relationships that help teens feel safe, communicate about depression using age-appropriate terminology, and manage difficult conversations.

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Our Teen Depression Program is supported by

GeneSight
Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Community Health Network Area 17
George Harrington Trust
Middlesex Savings Charitable Foundation
Rebecca Pomroy Foundation
Thomas Anthony Pappas Charitable Foundation
Adelaide Breed Bayrd Foundation
John Donnelly Trust


What If I Say the Wrong Thing? Tips for Communicating When Your Loved One Is Depressed

Part of our Adult Depression Webinar Series

For Caregivers, Family Members, Friends, and Caring Adults Interested in Adult Depression

Aired Wednesday, October 27, 2021

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When your spouse, partner, or adult child is depressed, how can you talk with them about your concerns, frustrations, and fears? Caregivers often worry about saying the wrong thing to their loved one, especially when depression is involved. Fortunately, there are ways to have effective, respectful, and productive conversations, even when your loved one is in a depressive episode.

In this webinar, Dr. Chris Segrin shares how caregivers can communicate effectively with a loved one about their depression, manage conflict, maintain their own boundaries, and offer hope to a person living with depression.

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Our Adult Depression Program is supported by

 

Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Takeda Lundbeck Alliance

Janssen Neuroscience

 

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