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.
Navigating Teen Depression and Substance Use as a Family
For Parents, Guardians, Family Members, Youth Workers, and Caring Adults Interested in Teen Mental Health
Wednesday, September 23 from 7 pm to 8:15 pm ET
The relationship between depression and substance use is complicated, and even teenagers get caught in the tangle. Whether an adolescent turned to substances to self-medicate or use of substances led to developing symptoms of depression, we know that the combination increases the risk for both self-harm and suicide attempts. When a teen you love is dealing with both, what can you do?
This isn’t an isolated issue: approximately 30-45% of adolescents with mental health disorders have a co-occurring substance use disorder, and nearly two-thirds of adolescents with a substance use disorder have an underlying mental health condition. Fortunately, adults can utilize preventive strategies and learn how to effectively recognize and treat depression and substance use to improve overall health.
In this webinar, presenters David Blair, LCSW, CACIII, AAMFT, and Jamie Blair Echevarria, LCSW, LMFT, CACIII, cover how caring adults can fully engage in the process of prevention and treatment for adolescent substance use and depression, identify when a teen requires professional intervention, and communicate effectively about substance use and misuse.
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