Adult Depression

Is it sadness or depression?

We all feel a little down sometimes, but when should we be concerned about ourselves or our loved ones? Find out before it becomes a serious mental health condition. It is estimated that nearly 5% of the world’s population is depressed. Discover the differences between the temporary challenges of dealing with daily life and the negative impact of repeated and intense emotions. Undiagnosed and untreated, depression can lead to suicide, but there are behavioral therapies and medication that can help. Learn more from these helpful webinars.

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Part 1: Building a Treatment Team with Your Loved One

Part 1 of this series focuses on the treatment team,  the network of providers and other professionals who support your loved one’s care. Hear from mental health providers about how they’re involved in your loved one’s care, what you can do to help your loved one connect with them, and what you can expect your role to be.

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Part 2: Creating a Circle of Support with Your Loved One

In part 2 of this series, we highlight the importance of the support network for both you as a caregiver and your loved one living with depression. Unlike a treatment team, this network consists of people within a community who provide support with emotional, spiritual, and/or practical challenges.

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Avoiding Depression Treatment Pitfalls

Helping your loved one get treatment for their mental health condition can be time-consuming, confusing, and frustrating. There are steps you can take as a caregiver to make the process of getting treatment easier.

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What’s My Role? Helping Your Loved One Manage Depression Treatment

It’s a frustrating fact: there is no one-size-fits-all treatment for depression. As a caregiver, you want to confidently point your loved ones toward treatment options you know will help them get well. Unfortunately, finding the right treatment takes time and is almost always a trial and error process. 

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Providing Support When You Need Support: Caregiving While Depressed

One thing about depression and families: we don’t always have depressive episodes one person at a time. For caregivers, this means that we need to be able to take care of others even as we deal with our own depression. It can be done – and Families for Depression Awareness has strategies and examples to share!

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Postpartum Depression and Maternal Mental Health: How Caregivers Can Help

Maternal mental health conditions affect 1 in 5 women. With added stress in the home, caregivers — including fathers, spouses and partners, parents and guardians, and adoptive parents — are vulnerable to burnout and depression. With the right education, caregivers can recognize when help is needed and how to access it.

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

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

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Adult Depression: Getting on the Path to Wellness as a Family

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

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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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More Than Mood: Depression Symptoms Webinar

For Caregivers, Family Members, and People Living with Depression3

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