If your family member is depressed and you’re overwhelmed or need advice, consider a Care Consultation. In a Care Consultation, you can discuss your concerns about depression or bipolar disorder together with your family, receive guidance, and find appropriate clinics and programs that can provide treatment.
We are offering a limited number of FREE care consultations for families to provide feedback on this new service.
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In a Care Consultation, an experienced counselor will guide your family through these steps to receive effective care:
Consultations take place at our Waltham office. For those unable to travel to our location, we offer Care Consultations by phone (or via Skype). Care Consultations are only available to Massachusetts residents at this time.
Care Consultations are for families in which an adult or teen (12 years or older) may have depression or bipolar disorder. Care Consultations are tailored to your needs. For example,
Care Consultations are designed to help you and your family discuss options and find appropriate clinical services. We do not provide clinical services (formal diagnosis, therapy, medication advice) or legal advice. In other areas of healthcare, a service like this is called Care Coordination, Assessment and Referral Service, or Health Advocacy. We are acting as a Health Advocate or a Mental Health Advocate helping you and your family get help for a depressed family member and find mental health services. We refer you to mental health clinics and programs and help you understand how to find specific mental health clinicians.
Care consultations are not appropriate for immediate crisis situations. If you or someone you know are suicidal, call 9-1-1 immediately or go to your local hospital emergency room.