Six Ways to Help a Stressed Out Loved One
Stress is definitely contagious. The stress of one family member can impact the entire family unit. I know when my partner is stressed out, I definitely take that on myself, and then our kids have two stressed out parents to contend with, and their own emotional...
Evidence-Based Treatment for Depression
People suffering from depression have many types of treatments available to them. Treatment for depression can include medications to help stabilize mood and psychotherapy to help people learn to manage their symptoms. People with a milder form of depression may...
Antidepressants – What You Should Know
Depression is a medical disorder, like diabetes. The types of medication used to treat depression are called antidepressants.
Family Support for Depression – How You Can Help
For people with depression, a healthy environment of family support is vital to their recovery.
What Causes Depression?
There is no simple answer to what causes depression. Researchers believe it’s a combination of genetic and environmental factors…
What Is Depression?
Everyone gets sad sometimes. But major depression is a medical condition, and goes far beyond just feeling blue. And, like any other medical condition, it requires medical treatment.
Tools4Families provides families with what they need to navigate life together, with a specific focus on supporting a family member through recovery of depression. Our online curriculum helps people develop the skills they need to improve relationships, communicate effectively, and increase families’ collective problem-solving and coping skills. Additionally, Tools4Families creates a specific focus on the challenges caregivers often face when helping a loved one through recovery, providing the needed support for those family members.
Ten percent of the population within the United States struggles with mental illness like depression. Despite the prevalence, there are few services available to help family members learn the significant role they can play in the recovery of their loved one.
Join Our Facebook Groups!
For support through your family's journey from depression to recovery, join our private Facebook group to connect with others.
Families with Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder
We also have a group specifically for family members of those with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. We recognize your needs are different and more challenging.