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Families for Depression Awareness

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What Lessons Did You Learn While Raising Your Teen?

Families for Depression Awareness seeks adult volunteers to share their experience of - and insights from - raising teens through periods of stress, anxiety, and/or depression. Caring adults who are educated about mental health issues are better able to recognize signs of stress, anxiety, and depression and better equipped to provide constructive support to the teens in their lives so that they can get and stay well. As a volunteer, you’ll work with us to refine your story and messaging, then will talk as a member of a panel at schools, community centers, faith communities, and similar locations. You have the experience of raising a teen, so why not help others as they face similar parenting challenges?

What’s involved?
Learn about teen mental health issues; learn how to tell your story of parenting your teen(s); participate on panels in Massachusetts, speaking to adults who parent teens

How much time?
Initial training, approximately 2.5 hours total; actual presentations are 60- to 75-minutes but plan on at least 1.5 hours per event, plus travel time; anticipated not more than 1 presentation per month. Training to begin this summer, virtually if needed; presentations to begin this fall.

Any requirements?
Interest in helping others support their teens’ mental health and wellbeing; willingness to be open about your own challenges and experiences; travel within (Eastern) MA is required, based upon presentation location, you will need to provide your own transportation (though we can reimburse for mileage).

Bilingual and diverse applicants encouraged to apply.

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About Families for Depression Awareness

Location:

391 Totten Pond Road, Suite 101, Waltham, MA 02451, US

Mission Statement

Families for Depression Awareness helps families recognize and cope with depression and bipolar disorder to get people well and prevent suicides. We offer education, training, and support to unite families and help them heal while coping with mood disorders.

Description

Families for Depression Awareness continues to be the premier national organization specializing in practical education and action-based training for family caregivers whose loved ones are dealing with a mood disorder. Our mission is to help families recognize, address, and cope with depression and bipolar disorder to get people well and prevent suicides. Through nationwide webinars, online tools, publications, and in-person workshops in Massachusetts we provide up-to-date and relevant education, training, and support that specifically meet the needs of families. Our programs aid participants in recognizing depression in themselves and others and getting help so that no one suffers alone with untreated depression.

Children & Youth
Community
Health & Medicine

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

391 Totten Pond Rd Suite 101Waltham, MA 02451

(42.39811,-71.25308)
 

SKILLS

  • Public Speaking

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Orientation or Training
  • Initial training, approximately 2.5 hours total; actual presentations are 60- to 75-minutes but plan on at least 1.5 hours per event, plus travel time; anticipated not more than 1 presentation per month. Training to begin thi
  • Interest in helping others support their teens’ mental health and wellbeing; willingness to be open about your own challenges and experiences; travel within (Eastern) MA is required, based upon presentation location, you will need to provide your own

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