Valerie D. Cordero, Ph.D.
Co-Executive Director, Families for Depression Awareness
Many of us spend time with families over the holidays, giving us a chance to catch up and check in. When a loved one with depression or bipolar disorder declines to join in the celebration, is behaving uncharacteristically, or is facing a challenging situation, it may rightfully raise concerns among the rest of the family. If you want to work together to help your loved one, we have a strategy to offer: the Family Action Plan.
Recent Care for Your Mind posts have addressed the importance of sharing family mental health history and of creating a psychiatric advance directive, both of which rely on conversations...