Part 1: Building a Treatment Team with Your Loved One
Aired on Thursday, January 26, 2023
No one should have to go through depression on their own — not you the caregiver or your loved one. In our two-part series, caregivers will learn how to help their loved one build treatment and support networks to address depression and promote wellness.
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.
This program is supported by
Takeda Lundbeck Alliance
Massachusetts Department of Public Health Suicide Prevention Program
LeTizia Smith, MSN, RN, ARPM, PMHNP-BC
LeTizia Baxter Smith is a Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and a Co-founder of Silver Lining Psychiatric Consultants. She is a native of the middle Tennessee area. With 15 years of experience in the mental health field, LeTizia uses her warm, supportive approach to assist clients in their journey to discovering their best selves. LeTizia attended Vanderbilt University for her undergraduate career and completed her Master Science in Nursing (MSN) from Vanderbilt School of Nursing. She then completed her Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) at Emory School of Nursing. She regularly engages in continuing education in the field of psychiatry. She is a member of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA), Tennessee Nurses Association (TNA), the American Nurses Association (ANA), and National Organization of Nurse Practitioners (NONPF). She was also chosen to be a SAMHSA Minority Fellow from 2018-2020 and will serve on the DNPs of Color Advisory Committee in the upcoming year. Currently, she is on faculty at Vanderbilt School of Nursing where she has served as the chair of the diversity and inclusion committee in the past.
Christina Clemons, EdD, LMHC
Dr. Christina Clemons is a licensed mental health counselor who has been practicing for over 7 years. She has worked in the public school system for over a decade which sparked her passion for understanding and addressing mental health on a wider scale. She holds a master’s degree in mental health, addictions, and school-based counseling and a Doctorate in Education. She has a passion for working with adolescents and adults, particularly women, to effectively address and decrease symptoms of depression, anxiety, PTSD, and an array of other mental health challenges. It is Dr. Clemons’ goal to bring awareness to mental health as well as to work to decrease the stigma around treatment in minority communities.
Tia Tucker, MD, MPh
Tia Tucker, MD, MPh received her medical degree from the Latin American School of Medicine in Havana, Cuba, and her public health master’s from Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. She is a family medicine doctor and the Health Equity Director at Tufts Family Medicine Residency Program, where she enjoys designing educational opportunities with residents as well as speaking to medical students and working with community partners to advocate for health for all.
Susan Weinstein, JD
Susan Weinstein, JD, Co-Executive Director, has been primarily responsible for programs and finances at Families for Depression Awareness since 2012. Susan was diagnosed with depression in her teens and has drawn from her personal experiences to inform FFDA’s curriculum. She has worked in nonprofits and local government throughout her career, generally in a non-legal capacity. She holds several volunteer positions, including serving on the Executive Committee and as Governance Committee Chair of the Massachusetts Coalition for Suicide Prevention and holding a variety of elected and appointed seats in her town government since 1992. A native of South Florida, Susan is a graduate of Wellesley College and the Boston University School of Law.