Mental Health Buzz

Recent mental health news, FFDA activities, volunteer and donor spotlights, and other posts related to family caregivers.

Teen Depression Is On The Rise. What Can We Do?

Depression in teenagers is rising at alarming rates: between 2011 and 2014, the percentage of 12-17 year-olds with depression increased from 8.2% to 11.4%. Why is this a concern? Only 38% of males and 42% of females in this age group who reported experiencing a major...

Make Springtime a Season of Hope

There are many myths surrounding suicide. Folk wisdom holds that winter is the most common time for suicides, with depression exacerbated by cold, dark weather. Another myth suggests that suicides spike around the holidays, when people struggling with depression feel...

Why Lived Experience Matters

This spring, we are embarking on a new effort to erase stigma, empower family caregivers, and educate the general public on mood disorders. Our Spring 2016 webinars will include “lived experience” storytellers—caregivers and people with mood disorders telling their...