Setting Boundaries for Healthy Relationships and Caregiver Self-Care

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Aired May 25, 2023

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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.

Taking the time to nurture yourself emotionally, mentally, and physically can help you remain strong despite the demands of caregiving and avoid caregiver burnout. Learn how to develop and affirm your boundaries to promote your own wellness and strengthen your relationship with your loved one.

Hear from Jenny Woodworth, LISW, to learn how to define boundaries as they relate to familial relationships. You’ll learn why boundaries are necessary when supporting a loved one with a mood disorder and how to apply boundaries as a form of self-care.

This program is supported by:

Takeda Lundbeck Alliance

Sage Therapeutics


Janssen Neuroscience

Massachusetts Department of Public Health Suicide Prevention Program


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Jenny Woodworth, LISW

Jenny Woodworth, LISW, serves as Director of Programs and Support Group Leader for Courage to Caregivers (find out more at Jenny graduated from West Virginia University with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and a Master’s degree in Social Work from Cleveland State University. She has a rich variety of experiences across populations and settings and is passionate about supporting mental health and wellness in families, individuals, and especially caregivers. Jenny strives to bring compassion, a sense of humor, and hope into all her interactions. In her spare time, she likes to sing, read fiction and non-fiction and hang with her family.

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Helena Mirzoyan, MPH

Helena Mirzoyan, MPH, is a passionate mental health and public health advocate, currently working on digital health initiatives within the Office of Ambulatory Care Operations and Population Health at NYC Health + Hospitals. Helena serves on the Families for Depression Awareness’ Family Caregiver Advisory Panel sharing her experience as a caregiver.

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Susan Weinstein, JD, Moderator

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.