Community Events

What's My Role? Helping Your Loved One Manage Depression Treatment

Thursday, October 6 — 7–8:30 p.m. online

Families for Depression Awareness presents a free webinar with Philip Wang, MD, and Maureen Clark, PhD, LICSW, who will discuss how to differentiate between types of evidence-based treatments to support a loved one in making informed decisions. Participants will also learn how to recognize if treatment is helping and what to do it if it is not. Visit to learn more and register for the webinar or to watch on demand afterwards. Following the webinar, complete the online evaluation to receive free brochures on adult depression, coping with stress, and preventing suicides.

Family-to-Family course from the National Alliance on Mental Illness

Mondays starting October 17 | Tuesdays starting October 25

Supporting someone with a mental health condition? The Family-to-Family course from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) could prove helpful to you. This is a free, evidence-based, eight-session, weekly online course for family members and friends of individuals living with mental health conditions. Topics include understanding the symptoms of mental health conditions, learning about treatments and therapies, practicing communication and problem-solving skills, creating a positive team approach, and self-care. Importantly, the course offers family members the invaluable opportunity of open conversation and mutual support in a stigma-free environment. The class is taught by NAMI-trained family members. The NAMI Central Middlesex local affiliate will host two sessions of the course this fall:

  • Mondays via Zoom from 6-8:30 p.m. starting October 17
  • Tuesdays via Zoom from 6:30-9 p.m. starting October 25

Registration is required. Go to for more information. These courses fill up quickly.

Click here to view a list of events being put on by the Auxiliary of Emerson Hospital.