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Guys get depression. Share your experience to help others.

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Families for Depression Awareness

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Male teen speaker

We need young men like you to help us combat the stigma of mental health by sharing your story! Often, young boys, teens, and men won’t seek help for their mental health. They might think that it’s a sign of weakness to admit they need help. But not getting help means they will suffer more and be at risk for suicide. You are a real-life example of someone brave enough to get help and tough enough to work at getting well. With Families for Depression Awareness, you can correct people’s wrong ideas about mental health conditions and inspire teens and young adults to get the help they need and deserve.

Depression affects at least six million men in the United States every year and suicide kills more teen and young adult guys than every cause of death except accidents. If you are a young man between the ages of 14 and 25 and have personal experience with depression or bipolar disorder, you have the power to change people’s minds and help prevent suicides!

Join our Teen Speaker program to educate and give hope to teens across Massachusetts. You’ll get public speaking training and experience, community service hours if needed, and peer-to-peer support. Our Teen Speakers say that this program helps them to stay well. Come be a part of our community.

Events are currently virtual due to Covid-19 but will eventually be held in person again. Therefore volunteers must be located in the state of MA.

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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

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Mental Health
  • Public Speaking
  • Storytelling

GOOD FOR

  • Teens

REQUIREMENTS

  • Orientation or Training

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