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As part of an ongoing effort to bring our Teen Depression Program to parents, school staff, and youth workers around the country, Families for Depression Awareness offers a free, one-hour webinar to cover what teen depression is, how to recognize behaviors of concern, how to talk to teens about depressive disorders, and how to address difficulties that may arise (e.g., what to do when a teen refuses help).

Bev Cobain, R.N., C., presented our Teen Depression Webinar on April 30. Watch the recorded version, then take the online survey and we'll send you a free set of Depression and Bipolar Disorder Wellness Guides for parents and teens.

Special thanks to our current Teen Depression Program funders:

• Rebecca Pomroy Foundation
• Adelaide Breed Bayrd Foundation
• Foundation for MetroWest
• Bennett Family Foundation
• John Donnelly Trust
• TJX Foundation
• Thomas Anthony Pappas Charitable Foundation
• George Harrington Trust
• Hart Foundation

Read what viewers have been saying about our webinar:

“My son has been battling drug resistant major depression for 2 years and was hospitalized in the summer. I am thrilled with his care but there is nothing to support families in my area. To hear you talk about the need for that support lent credence to my feelings of being overwhelmed at times. Thank you for providing this link because I know I am not alone; even if there are times when it feels like it!” Parent, Ontario

“This webinar is an accessible resource that I want to share with my staff, volunteers and the parents of my teens. It will help us utilize some common language and awareness to keep watch over our children.” Youth worker, Gloucester

“It was great. I learned a lot about the children that I work with and what the signs of depression are. The best part was learning what to do if I suspect that a child has depression. I’m even going to talk to my own son about what I learned to see if he needs to be evaluated.” Parent and case worker, Tacoma

“Good, up-to-date information. I plan to use it in my training.” Suicide prevention trainer, Las Vegas

Wellness Guides

Our Depression and Bipolar Wellness Guides for Parents and Teens are a great resource for tracking treatment and improving communication. Learn more about our guides at our online store.


Family Stories

If you or someone you know is in crisis, call 800-273-TALK or 911 immediately. For crisis support via text message, text LISTEN to 741741.