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Unlocking Healthy Conversations: Strategies for Talking with Teens About Mental Health

In Part Two of our series on effective communication, Rebekah Gibbons, LICSW, will take participants through four common scenarios. In each scenario, she will teach parents and caring adults how to use communication strategies that work. You will learn how to validate your teen’s feelings and discuss sensitive topics.

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Personal Insights: Unpacking the Power of Psychiatric Advance Directives

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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Mental Health Crisis Planning: How to Develop a Proactive Strategy

Caregivers often find themselves hoping for the best, while preparing for the worst. When your loved one is facing a mental health crisis, they may not be able to communicate their preferences for care. For caregivers to be effective, they need to have the right resources and support. This is when having a crisis plan – which may include a Psychiatric Advance Directive (PAD) – becomes crucial.

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Comprendiendo la Depresíon en los Adolescentes

Cuando los adultos están capacitados para reconocer la depresión adolescente e intervenir con técnicas efectivas, los adolescentes con depresión tienden a tener mejores resultados. Este seminario web proporciona una descripción general de qué es la depresión adolescente; estrategias de comunicación para adolescentes y padres; Opciones de tratamiento; dónde conseguir ayuda; y qué hacer si se rechaza la ayuda. Si está preocupado por un adolescente, es nuevo en el tema, busca educación de manera proactiva o necesita un repaso sobre la depresión adolescente, este seminario web es para usted.

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Bipolar Disorder and Genetics: What Caregivers Need to Know

Family caregivers of people living with bipolar disorder benefit from understanding as much as they can about genetics. During this expert interview, we explored what caregivers need to know about how bipolar disorder occurs in families, the role of genetics in bipolar disorder, and what signs are important, especially in young adults.

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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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How Parents Can Prepare College-Bound Teens for Mental Wellness

Transitioning from high school to college can be an exciting yet overwhelming time for many students and their parents. At this stage of life, college-bound teens may face new – or recurrent – mental health challenges. Parents can take proactive steps to promote mental wellness that help college-bound teens prepare for these challenges.

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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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Helping Teens Heal From Trauma

Trauma among teens is more common than you might believe. By the age of sixteen, approximately one-quarter (25%) of children and adolescents have experienced at least one traumatic event. As a caring adult, you have an important role to play in aiding them as they heal.

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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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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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