New Caregiver How-to Videos and Print Resources

How-To Videos

One of the hardest parts of caring for someone who has a mood disorder is deciding, as a family, how to best support that person when times get tough. The first video discusses how to come together to create a family action plan in five manageable steps. The second video addresses a common situation that confronts family caregivers–working with primary care providers in managing care. Although primary care providers are not necessarily mental health experts, they can be great resources for your loved one and can ease the transition into treatment.

Ready to create an action plan? The Making an Action Plan template can help you get started. Sometimes, change can begin with a few simple steps.


Use the More Than Mood: A Depression Symptoms Toolkit for Families and Caregivers to learn more about depression and track symptoms.


New Publications Now Available

The 20-page Adult Depression: Stories of Families and Hope features 6 family stories of adult depression. The 60-page Helping Someone Living with Depression or Bipolar Disorder: A Handbook for Families and Caregivers takes the reader through everything they need to know from diagnosis to helping someone maintain wellness. An essential read for all caregivers.

Go to our Publications page to order materials today!


Other Web Tools and Resources

Being a caregiver can be overwhelming. Here are some additional tools and resources that can help you along the way.


Families for Depression Awareness (FFDA) developed these new caregiver resources with review by FFDA-affiliated experts. This project was supported by a sponsorship from the Allergan Foundation, Takeda Lundbeck Alliance, and Janssen. Allergan Pharmaceuticals, Takeda Pharmaceuticals and Lundbeck, and Janssen Pharmaceuticals were not involved in content development. The content and opinions expressed in these resources are solely those of FFDA and the experts involved.