Who is a Caregiver?

There are many roles to be filled in the life of a person struggling with a mood disorder.

Is this you?

Family members or friends of a person struggling with a mood disorder are in a unique position. You are able to offer a different kind of support than a mental health or medical provider can.

You may be the first person to notice changes in your loved one’s mood or functioning. You are also likely to be the first person with an opportunity to intervene to help improve your loved one’s situation.

If you are providing this kind of support, you are a Caregiver.

Monica and Maria

Maria knew Monica's depression was affecting her memory and organization.

Perry and Harold

Harold helped his cousin Perry in spite of the stigma in their rural area.

Kiley and David

Kiley had major and postpartum depression. David loved her through it.