- Families for Depression Awareness helps families recognize and cope with depression and bipolar disorder to get people well and prevent suicides.
- To help families recognize and manage the various forms of depression and associated mood disorders.
- To eliminate the stigma associated with depressive disorders.
- To unite families and help them heal in coping with depression.
What We Offer
- An educational web site, www.familyaware.org
- Family and Expert Profiles
- Trainings for families. Learn about workshops and upcoming free webinars.
- Advocacy to support families with depression. Visit our Care For Your Mind online community.
- Brochures, such as Helping Someone who is Depressed. Visit our online store.
- Depression Wellness Guides for adults, for teens, and for parents of teens and children with depression. They are now also available in Spanish. Visit our online store.
- Outreach education to associations, schools, police stations, health facilities, religious organizations, employers, and nursing homes
- Care Consultations for Massachusetts families.
- Depression Test, an online screening tool, with links to free in-person depression evaluations
- Mental Health Family Tree Program to help uncover family behaviors that may be associated with bipolar disorder (manic depression), which often runs in families and often takes years to diagnose
Unlike other non-profit organizations, Families for Depression Awareness:
- Focuses on family members and friends of those who are depressed, and caregivers that usually operate with little or no guidance or support.
- Deals only with depression and bipolar disorder, the most prevalent mental illnesses, and leading causes of suicide.
- Promotes depression awareness through organized communications programs, run by experienced marketing, business, and medical experts who have been touched by depression in their family or profession.