Helping Caregivers

Getting the support you need

The role of a caregiver can include providing emotional support to your loved one, helping with the tasks of daily living, arranging doctor’s appointments, monitoring symptoms, and liaising with family and physicians. It’s important to remember that caregivers need support, too. These webinars will add to your resources and strategies for maintaining your own mental health.

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Supporting New Parents: A Conversation About Postpartum Mental Health

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Airing Thursday, August 22, 2024, from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm ET

Join us for an enlightening discussion on postpartum mental health and family wellness. Our panel of experts will shed light on the challenges new parents face, offer practical strategies for caring adults supporting new parents, and answer your questions.

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Nurturing Hope: Supporting Loved Ones Who Have Passive Suicidal Thoughts

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Airing Tuesday, September 10, 2024, from 7:00 to 8:00 pm ET

Dealing with chronic passive suicidal thoughts can feel like being stuck in a dark tunnel with no end in sight, both for the individual going through them and for their caregivers. It’s an experience that can feel isolating and overwhelming, but it’s not something you have to face alone.

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Personal Insights: Unpacking the Power of Psychiatric Advance Directives

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Resolving the who, what, when, and how of treatment decisions during a mental health crisis can cause anxiety for caregivers and their loved ones. The person living with a mental health condition may worry about who will make decisions on their behalf, while the caregiver may wonder if decisions they need to make will reflect their loved one’s preferences and priorities. A written mental health crisis plan can alleviate anxiety and eliminate the guesswork for everyone involved.

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Sharing Mental Health Information in Your Family

Do mental health conditions run in your family? It’s common for depression or bipolar disorder to exist across generations and relatives, appearing on various branches of a family tree. Research shows that many mental health conditions are inheritable. In fact, people with a family history of depression can be two to three times more likely to live with depression, compared to the general population.

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Tips for Supporting the Mental Health of LGBTQ+ Family Members

Family support can mean a world of difference to members of the LGBTQ+ community. Learn tips on what you can do to help improve the mental health of your LGBTQ+ family members.

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Setting Boundaries for Healthy Relationships and Caregiver Self-Care

Healthy boundaries are essential for any caregiver supporting a loved one living with depression. Boundaries provide structure in relationships and ensure that everyone involved is respected and gets their needs met. By setting clear limits, you can prioritize your wellness while continuing to be a support for your loved one.

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

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.

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Caregiver Conversations: Managing Crisis and Preventing Suicides

What can you do if a member of your family is having a mental health crisis or feeling suicidal? As a caregiver, with the right education and resources, you can help your family get through distressing situations and prevent suicide.

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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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