Adult Depression Webinar Series
Adult Depression: Getting on the Path to Wellness as a Family
For Caregivers, Family Members, Friends, and Caring Adults Interested in Adult Depression
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.
What If I Say the Wrong Thing? Tips for Communicating When Your Loved One Is Depressed
Airing Wednesday, October 27, 2021, at 7:00 pm ET to 8:30 pm ET
When your spouse, partner, or adult child is depressed, how can you talk with them about your concerns, frustrations, and fears? Caregivers often worry about saying the wrong thing to their loved one, especially when depression is involved. Fortunately, there are ways to have effective, respectful, and productive conversations, even when your loved one is in a depressive episode.
In this webinar, Dr. Chris Segrin shares how caregivers can communicate effectively with a loved one about their depression, manage conflict, maintain their own boundaries, and offer hope to a person living with depression.
Caregiving from a Distance: How to Support Someone Who Lives with Depression
Whether across the country or, in the time of COVID-19, the next town over, caregiving for a loved one living with depression who is not in your household carries special challenges. How can you gauge their well-being? Is it possible to provide constructive support from far away, to help them work toward wellness? Are there effective ways to communicate your concerns? The good news is that, yes, you can be a partner in care even when your loved one is physically distant from you.
In this webinar, presenters Dr. Sandra Edmonds Crewe and Dr. JaNeen Cross will discuss how you can be an effective caregiver for an adult with depression who does not live with you. You will learn how signs and symptoms of depression may vary according to cultural context, ways to help your loved one find and pay for treatment, and tips for overcoming communication challenges related to physical distance.
Our Adult Depression Program is supported by
Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Takeda Lundbeck Alliance