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.
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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Coping with Stress and Depression Training
For Family Caregivers, Human Resource Managers, Employee Assistance Program Professionals, and Adults Concerned about Themselves or Others
Aired June 13, 2017
Participants learn how to manage stress and identify depression in themselves and others during this 1-hour training. The webinar features Dr. Mary McNaughton-Cassill, a professor of Psychology at the University of Texas at San Antonio. She does research on stress management, has published in a variety of academic journals, and written a book entitled Mind The Gap; Coping With Stress in the Modern World.
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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.
What parents need to know about teen depression – and the new danger of social media live streaming
For Parents, Teachers, School Counselors and Staff, Youth Workers, and anyone interested in Teen Mental Health
Aired May 3, 2017
Facebook Live and other live-streaming social media give teens the opportunity to broadcast their suicide attempts. How can parents help teens with depression and how can they address this latest threat? Learn how to identify depression in teens and intervene with effective communication techniques, while also addressing special areas of concern: self-injury, bullying, suicide, and live-streaming social media. The webinar features Jessica Feinberg, LICSW, and Dana Sarvey, MD, experts in teen depression from McLean Hospital in Belmont, MA.
Bipolar Disorder Training
For Adults with Bipolar Disorder, Their Family Caregivers, and the General Public
Aired on October 22, 2015
Participants learn how to recognize bipolar disorder, seek treatment for themselves or others, and effectively manage bipolar disorder, once diagnosed.