Creating Healthy Tech and Media Habits with Your Teen

For Family Caregivers, Family Members, Friends, and Caring Adults
interested in learning about the effect of technology and media on teen mental
health and how to support teens’ wellness.

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A place to learn

At Families for Depression Awareness (FFDA), we focus on the families of people living with depression or bipolar disorder ("mood disorders"), equipping family caregivers with education and training so they can provide effective, constructive support to their loved ones.

Mood disorders affect everyone in a family, not only those with the diagnosis. Each family member should be able to have their needs identified and addressed.

In addition to passing along a higher likelihood of having a mood disorder, parents living with a mood disorder can find it hard to engage with their children, take care of household chores, do their work, and sometimes even to get out of bed.


Family caregivers risk wearing themselves out as they help their loved one seek treatment, manage the household and the family, and try to keep a roof over their heads.

Since our beginning, we have shared family stories to help caregivers feel like they are not alone, show that families can address mood disorders together, inspire hope, and dispel stigma. Each year, we add to our library of honest and inspiring accounts of families facing the challenges of mood disorders and suicide.

Caregiving from a Distance: How to Support Someone Who Lives with Depression

For Caregivers, Family Members, Parents, and Caring Adults Interested in Caregiving from a Distance

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Navigating Teen Depression and Substance Use as a Family

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

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Teen Self-Injury: Working Toward Healthy Coping Skills

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

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Isn’t that Covered? What Families Need to Know About Mental Health and Insurance

For Family Caregivers and Family Members Interested in Paying for Treatment

Original air date: 10/23/2019

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