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What If I Say the Wrong Thing? Tips for Communicating When Your Loved One Is Depressed, Part of our Adult Depression Webinar Series


Oct 27, 2021 06:18 PM

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Chris Segrin, PhD
Chris Segrin, PhD, is Professor and Department Head of the Department of Communication, and Adjunct Professor of Psychology and Family Studies, at the University of Arizona College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. As a behavioral scientist specializing in interpersonal relationships and mental health, Dr. Segrin’s research focuses on social skills, relationship development and satisfaction, and problems such as depression, anxiety, loneliness, and marital distress. Recently he has been conducting research studies on the intergenerational transmission of divorce and how social skills deficits make people vulnerable to depression. He teaches classes in interpersonal communication, nonverbal communication, persuasion, and marriage and family. Dr. Segrin is author of the books Interpersonal Processes in Psychological Problems and Family Communication and was editor of the journal Communication Theory. He earned his PhD at the University of Wisconsin.
Susan Weinstein, JD
Co-Executive Director, Facilitator @Families for Depression Awareness
Susan Weinstein, JD, Co-Executive Director, has been primarily responsible for programs and finances at Families for Depression Awareness since 2012. Susan was diagnosed with depression in her teens and has drawn from her personal experiences to inform FFDA’s curriculum. She has worked in nonprofits and local government throughout her career, generally in a non-legal capacity. She holds several volunteer positions, including serving on the Executive Committee and as Governance Committee Chair of the Massachusetts Coalition for Suicide Prevention and holding a variety of elected and appointed seats in her town government since 1992. A native of South Florida, Susan is a graduate of Wellesley College and the Boston University School of Law.