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

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Aired Thursday, February 16, 2023

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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.

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.

Join us on Thursday, February 16, 2023, from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM ET. Participants who join live on Zoom* will have the opportunity to interact with the panelists.

*Space is limited to join the Zoom room, so be sure to register to be involved in the discussion! The panel presentation will stream live on Facebook and be available as a recording.

Don’t miss Part 1: Building a Treatment Team with Your Loved one

This program is supported by

Takeda Lundbeck Alliance

Sage Therapeutics



Janssen Neuroscience

Massachusetts Department of Public Health Suicide Prevention Program



Amey Dettmer, Certified Peer Support Specialist

Amey Dettmer graduated from a Peer Specialist Certification Training in Pennsylvania in 2011. Since certification, Amey has worked as a Certified Peer Support Specialist in community-based settings, residential settings, and as a peer support supervisor. In 2016, she started working with the Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery, providing peer support and wellness recovery education nationally. At the Copeland Center, she is currently the Program Manager of the SAMHSA-funded National Consumer Technical Assistance Center; Doors to Wellbeing. Amey’s work focuses specifically on peer specialists, youth leadership development, peer-led recovery education, and Psychiatric Advance Directives. In December 2018, her devoted efforts resulted in recognition by the National Association of Peer Supporters (N.A.P.S.) as she received the “Disruptive Innovator Award” highlighting her work in youth peer leadership and honoring her as a young adult who has made a significant transformative contribution to the field of Peer Support through leadership, programming, and activism. When Amey is not busy pursuing her passion for peer support, she enjoys spending time in nature, and with her pets and children.


Y Falami Tyson-Devoe, PhD

Dr. Y. “Falami” Devoe also known as “Dr. Falami” is a Holistic Human Development Strategist, Public Speaker, Educator, Poet, and Self-Care Ritualist. She is passionate about centering the voices of Black women and curates’ intentional spaces for authentic dialogue, self-reflection, and community building. Her conversations focus on a holistic approach to the development of one’s authentic self and strategies for cultivating a person’s freedoms and opportunities helping them to thrive wherever they may lead and serve. Dr. Falami is a Self- Care Ritualist and integrates meditation, sound healing and reiki practices into her a private well-being practice, Holistic Alchemy. She received her PhD from the Graduate School of Leadership and Change from Antioch University. She is a Certified Holistic Health Coach and a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Pastor Cornelius A. Hill

Cornelius A. Hill, MEd, DD

Cornelius A. Hill pastors Ephesian Primitive Baptist Church in Nashville, Tennessee. Pastor Hill received his B.A. from American Baptist College, his M. E.D. from Tennessee State University, and an honorary doctorate from the School of the Great Commission Bible College & Seminary. Since his ordination in 1998, he has pastored four churches, hosted podcasts and radio shows, and joined the leadership team of the Suicide Prevention in African American Faith Communities Coalition. Pastor Hill currently hosts “CapriCares,” a podcast offering daily motivation and inspiration for mental wellness.


Valerie Cordero, PhD, Moderator

Valerie Cordero, PhD, Co-Executive Director, joined the FFDA staff in 2010. Before assuming her role as Co-Executive Director primarily responsible for fundraising and marketing, she held positions in programs and development. Now based in FFDA’s Nashville office, Valerie utilizes her personal knowledge of how mood disorders affect families in dialogues with donors, partners, and the general public. Valerie has lent her voice to national discussions of mood disorders and been featured on major media outlets such as Reader’s Digest, Better Homes & Gardens, and New York Magazine’s vertical The Cut. She received her BA from Spelman College and earned her Masters and PhD in Ethnomusicology from the University of California at Los Angeles.