Our free educational webinars are geared toward family caregivers supporting a loved one living with depression or bipolar disorder. These trainings are designed to be action-oriented leading to greater ability to recognize, communicate about, and intervene to effectively address mood disorders.
What If I Say the Wrong Thing? Tips for Communicating When Your Loved One Is Depressed
Part of our Adult Depression Webinar Series
For Caregivers, Family Members, Friends, and Caring Adults Interested in Adult Depression
Airing Wednesday, October 27, 2021, at 7:00 pm ET to 8:30 pm ET
When your spouse, partner, or adult child is depressed, how can you talk with them about your concerns, frustrations, and fears? Caregivers often worry about saying the wrong thing to their loved one, especially when depression is involved. Fortunately, there are ways to have effective, respectful, and productive conversations, even when your loved one is in a depressive episode.
In this webinar, Dr. Chris Segrin shares how caregivers can communicate effectively with a loved one about their depression, manage conflict, maintain their own boundaries, and offer hope to a person living with depression.
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Pandemic Parenting: Supporting Teen Mental Health
For Parents, Guardians, Youth Workers, and Caring Adults Interested in Teen Mental Health.
Aired Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 7 pm ET
Parenting teens through the years 2020 and 2021 has brought challenges we couldn’t have imagined in 2019. Families have experienced the contradiction of isolation and excessive time together; loss of income and higher levels of food- and housing-insecurity; drastically reduced access to school resources; increased rates of mental health distress and crisis; and ongoing fear for what the future holds. For most of us, the stressors have been layering on top of one another without relief.
The news about teens and young adults has been particularly concerning. Sixty-four percent of teens believe that COVID-19 will have lasting impacts on their generation’s mental health. Already, rates of anxiety and depression have been skyrocketing and teens’ visits to the hospital emergency department for psychiatric crises have increased by 44%.
Although this is alarming, there are actions you can take to support the teens in your life. We can start by ensuring that you and other parents, guardians, and caring adults get the education needed to help teens and young adults feel more secure for their future. And while your own stress may be sky-high, there are practical ways adults can support the entire family’s mental health and well-being.
In this webinar, Dr. Archana Basu discusses how the pandemic is affecting teen, parent, and family mental health. Dr. Basu provides practical evidence-based ways to manage parental stress and shares tips for communicating with and supporting teens and young adults.
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