Adult Depression: Getting on the Path to Wellness as a Family
When one person in the family is struggling with depression, the entire family is affected. As a caregiver to an adult with depression, you’ll likely need to carry more of the household responsibilities. You might worry about them keeping up at work. And they might have trouble performing daily life activities, like getting out of bed. The stress on you may be piling up while each of your family members may need support. Fortunately, there are ways you can help your loved one, your family, and yourself to get on the path to wellness.
In this webinar, Dr. Christine M. Crawford discusses the causes and symptoms of depression in adults, practical ways that caregivers can support a loved one in getting help and accessing treatment, and how caregivers can support their families during episodes of depression. If your family is facing depression for the first time or you are looking for strategies to support your family members through a depressive episode, this webinar is for you.
Christine Crawford, MD, MPH
Dr. Christine Crawford is an adult and child psychiatrist based in Boston and is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Crawford has worked in various outpatient community settings where she has provided psychiatric care to a number of individuals from diverse backgrounds. Dr. Crawford has a strong passion for using education as a tool for community outreach and engagement. She has authored multiple book chapters on mental health disparities and sociocultural issues within psychiatry as well as made appearances on a number of media outlets where she has discussed various topics within mental health.
Susan Weinstein, JD
Susan Weinstein, J.D., serves as Co-Executive Director of Families for Depression Awareness and Editor in Chief of Care for Your Mind, a mental health advocacy blog. She has been with the FFDA since 2012.