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.

New Webinars

Postpartum Depression and Maternal Mental Health: How Caregivers Can Help

Part of our Adult Depression Webinar Series

This program is intended for caregivers, family members, friends, and caring adults interested in learning about how to support a loved one who is experiencing maternal mental health issues including postpartum depression.

Aired Tuesday, May 10, 2022

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Society says the road to motherhood is magical and joyful. Women glow and partners only need to make late-night runs for pickles and ice cream. Missing from the picture are the moms who struggle to get pregnant, those who have miscarriages, and the ones who can’t seem to get out of bed during pregnancy or connect with baby after giving birth. Few partners post on social media about feeling lost or depressed.

Maternal mental health conditions affect 1 in 5 women. With added stress in the home, caregivers — including fathers, spouses and partners, parents and guardians, and adoptive parents — are vulnerable to burnout and depression, too. Fortunately, with the right education, caregivers can recognize when help is needed and how to access it.

Join us to hear Dr. Jillian Lucas Baker’s professional insights and personal experience with infertility and postpartum depression. During this webinar, participants will learn how to recognize the impact of infertility and pregnancy loss on mental health, identify signs of postpartum depression and available treatment options, and provide practical support to a loved one to promote maternal mental health.

FFDA recognizes that childbirth can be experienced by people of different gender identities. For this webinar, we are focusing on cisgender women.

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Our Adult Depression Program is supported by

 

Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Takeda Lundbeck Alliance

 

Our Corporate Sponsors

Providing Support When You Need Support: Caregiving While Depressed

Part of our new caregiver workshop live series

For Caregivers, Family Members, Friends, and Caring Adults Interested in Learning About Being an Effective Caregiver.

Aired Wednesday June 8, 2022

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One thing about depression and families: we don’t always have depressive episodes one person at a time. For caregivers, this means that we need to be able to take care of others even as we deal with our own depression. It can be done – and Families for Depression Awareness has strategies and examples to share!

Join us on Wednesday, June 8, 2022, from 7:00 to 8:00 PM ET to interact with three family caregivers who know firsthand what it’s like to support someone experiencing depression while living with your own mental health challenges. Participants who join live on Zoom* will have the ​​opportunity to connect with and learn from other caregivers in breakout rooms.

*Space is limited to join the Zoom breakout room session. The educational portion of the program will stream live on Facebook and be available as a recording.

This program is supported by

 

 

 

 

Massachusetts Department of Public Health


Creating Healthy Tech and Media Habits with Your Teen

This program is intended for caregivers, family members, friends, and caring adults interested in learning about the effect of technology and media on teen mental health and how to support teens’ wellness.

Aired Tuesday, April 12, 2022

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Are you worried your teen is too dependent on their smartphone and technology is taking up too much of their time? Whether it’s perusing social media, texting with friends, playing games, doing homework, or attending class, our teens’ time with screens is ever-increasing in a COVID-19 world. You may be left wondering how all this time with media could be negatively affecting teen mental health – or you might suspect there is already an impact. Fortunately, there are steps parents and caring adults can take to help teens navigate technology in a savvy and healthy manner. And though it’s easier to introduce limits from the start, you can still work out a plan with your teen when their device is already part of their life.

In this webinar, Meredith Gansner, MD, shares how technology and media affect teen mental health, parents and caring adults can support healthy teen use of technology, and media plans guide family technology expectations and practices.

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Hoja informativa: La depresión en los adolescents

Ficha informativa: Depressão adolescente

Our Teen Depression Program is supported by

George Harrington Trust
Jane B. Cook 1992 Charitable Trust
Rebecca Pomroy Foundation
Bennett Family Foundation
Thomas Anthony Pappas Charitable Foundation
Massachusetts Department of Public Health Suicide Prevention Program
John Donnelly Trust


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