DBSA Educational Webinars
DBSA webinars are online educational sessions featuring mental health experts that cover a wide range of topics from treatment options, to personal wellness strategies, to relationships. Join us for upcoming webinars or watch achieved webinars to stay up-to-date.
Treatment Choices Webinar Series
Too often, individuals living with a mood disorder can feel like their fate and quality of life is in the hands of others—that they have no real choice in finding the best path for treatment, and ultimately, their future. This can be disempowering and frustrating prospect that limits individuals’ ability to achieve wellness goals that are most important to them. The DBSA Treatment Choices 4-part webinar series explores how individuals can get back in the driver’s seat on their road to wellness.
Treatment Choices Part II: Options for Depression
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Are you getting all the mental health insurance benefits you are entitled to? According to the Kaiser Family Foundation 60% of people have difficulty understanding their health insurance options and nearly 40% believe they selected the wrong plan.
Many people do not realize that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) created opportunity for individuals living with mood disorders to access mental health care benefits that may have previously been denied. Are you operating under outdated assumptions on what insurance benefits you are entitled to under the law?
November is the time when many employee sponsored health care plans have open enrollment and it is the beginning of the open enrollment period for plans purchased from the health care marketplace. To be better informed about your choices, join us on Thursday November 13, as DBSA presents a webinar that explains many of the advantages of health care reform for individuals living with mood disorders.
For example did you know that the ACA includes mental health care as one of the 10 essential benefits that ACA health insurance plans must now include? Did you know that mental health care coverage must now be treated at the same benefit level as coverage for other physical conditions in your plan? Did you know that you may now be eligible for Medicaid coverage, even if you have been declined in the past?
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Treatment Choices Part III: Options for Bipolar Disorder
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This first webinar provides a broad overview of all the areas in which you can exercise choice in finding a treatment plan that work best for you and how to work with your clinical team to ensure your treatment plan reflects your choices.
Presentation: PDF of Treatment Choices Part I Understanding Your Options slides
Depression and bipolar disorder pose a challenge not just to our health, but to our closest relationships as well. As partners struggle against the fallout of guilt, confusion, and anger, genuine affection and intimacy often become all but impossible to maintain. This webinar takes a realistic look at the challenges as well as practical ways to make intimate relationships work better under such conditions.
Presenters: Anita Clayton, M.D. and Holly Swartz, M.D.
NOTE: We had some technical difficulties at the beginning of the Restoring Intimacy webinar and as a result, the slides jump around for the first couple of minutes of Dr. Clayton's presentation. The slides are in sync for balance of the presentation. Our apology for the distraction.
Demystifying Bipolar Disorder
Demystifying Bipolar Disorder is a program created by DBSA to help educate individuals about bipolar disorder, separate the myths from the facts, and learn about helpful tools in managing bipolar disorder.
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