Our free webinars are educational, action-oriented trainings that prepare people with depression or bipolar disorder, their family caregivers, and the general public to recognize, communicate about, and intervene to effectively address mood disorders.
Bipolar Disorder: Beyond the Basics
For family caregivers and others with an interest in supporting someone with bipolar disorder
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 7:00 PM ET/ 4:00 PM PT
When bipolar disorder is properly managed, people with bipolar disorder can live full and complete lives, pursuing relationships, having careers, raising families, and so on.
But all too often bipolar disorder creates difficult and sometimes dangerous situations. A manic episode can reduce a person’s inhibitions, leading to risky behaviors such as substance use, lack of judgment about personal safety, overspending, and sexual indiscretions. A depressive episode can result in loss of employment, alienation of support, and even suicidal behavior.
Family caregivers need practical answers for dealing with difficult problems. This webinar builds on our basic bipolar disorder webinar, which covers diagnosis, treatment, and managing bipolar disorder. In this new webinar, we drill down to concrete solutions to challenges of providing appropriate support to a person with bipolar disorder.
Our Adult Bipolar Disorder program is supported by
Coping with Stress and Depression Training—How You Can Fit Mindfulness Into Your Busy Schedule
For Family Caregivers, Human Resource Managers, Employee Assistance Program Professionals, and Adults Concerned about Themselves or Others
Aired November 1, 2017
Participants will learn how to manage stress and identify depression in themselves and others during this 1-hour training. We will also discuss how you can—regardless of how busy you are—build mindfulness exercises into your daily routine. The webinar features Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D., co-founder of The Center for Mindful Living in West Los Angeles and creator of the 6-month mentorship program A Course in Mindful Living. He is a psychologist, speaker, and author who has published numerous articles, chapters, and blogs. He synthesizes the pearls of traditional psychotherapy with a progressive integration of mindfulness to achieve mental and emotional healing.
Please complete the online evaluation after viewing and we will send you a FREE copy of our Coping With Stress brochure.
Our Coping with Stress and Depression program is supported by
Teen Depression—What Schools and Parents Can Do When Help is Refused
For Parents, Caregivers, Teachers, School Counselors and Staff, Youth Workers, and anyone interested in Teen Mental Health
Aired Tuesday, September 26, 2017
We want to believe teens will ask for help when they need it, but we know this is not always the case. What can you do if a teen with depression doesn’t want help? Learn how to identify depression in teens and intervene with effective communication techniques to help a teen that may be reluctant to start treatment. The webinar features Dr. Nancy Rappaport, part-time Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and Jami Ingledue, volunteer parent advocate for Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
The American Health Care Act: What’s at Stake for Our Mental Health?
For Family Caregivers and Adults Concerned about Themselves or Others
Aired June 27, 2017
Repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA), signed into law by former president Barack Obama, is a top agenda item for the Republican-controlled Congress. The ACA was instrumental in expanding coverage for mental health care with the establishment of essential health benefits and the expansion of Medicaid. These benefits are likely to end, however, if the new American Health Care Act (AHCA) passed by the U.S. House of Representatives, becomes law. Champions of the AHCA argue that it will lower premiums for all Americans and provide better access to care. On June 22, the U.S. Senate released its own proposal, the Better Care Reconciliation Act (download .pdf). As the Senate debates the future of the health care law, Families for Depression Awareness and the National Council for Behavioral Health want you to be informed of what these changes might mean for the people you care about. Tune in to our upcoming webinar to learn how repeal and replace could affect you and your family.
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More Than Mood: Depression Symptoms Webinar
This 52-minute webinar goes in depth into familiar depression symptoms, depression symptoms related to thinking (cognition), how you may recognize cognitive impairment in a loved one, and helpful techniques to use to support someone struggling with cognitive impairment. Alice Medalia, Ph.D., is the webinar facilitator. Dr. Medalia is the Clinical Director of Cognitive Health Services at the New York State Office of Mental Health and a Professor of Medical Psychology at Columbia University Medical Center.