Strengthening the Caregiver: “…succor the weak, lift up the hands that hang down, and strengthen the feeble knees.” (D&C 81:5) Caregivers may have needs that are not visible to others, and they may also be reluctant to ask for help. Caregivers may have a higher risk of stress-related depression, anxiety, substance-abuse, or physical health issues. They may also experience grief, resentment, or anger over the loss of their hopes and expectations. Their day-to-day lifestyle, freedom to do things they want, and goals for the future may all be different from what they once expected. This presentation will help caregivers acclimate to these losses and learn skills to deal with the mental health related concerns that they too may experience as they care for those who stand in need. Rick D. Hill, LCSW earned his bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University and then pursued a master’s degree in Social Work at the University of Utah. He is currently a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Rick has worked for Family Services of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for 27 years in several different locations (Farmington, UT; Sandy UT; Slidell, LA; Atlanta, GA; Logan, UT). He is currently serving as the manager of the Logan Family Services agency. His greatest joy is found in family life. He has been happily married to Michelle Hill for 33 years and has 6 children and 3 grandchildren.