Our Mission

The mission of the Hope for Depression Research Foundation (HDRF) is to fund the most innovative neuroscience research into the origins, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of depression and its related mood disorders – bipolar disorder, postpartum depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety disorder and suicide.

In 2010, HDRF launched its Depression task Force – an outstanding international collaboration of top neuroscientists who are executing a joint research plan and sharing data in real time to accelerate discovery.

In addition, HDRF aims to raise awareness of depression as a medical illness and to educate the public about the facts of depression. We educate and inform in order to help remove the stigma that still surrounds depression.

HDRF was founded in April 2006 by Audrey Gruss in memory of her mother, Hope, who suffered from clinical depression.

Every dollar raised goes directly to research.

Diversity and Inclusion in our work

HDRF is keenly aware of the lack of diversity in the area of neuroscience. We are committed to staying current in this field as it begins to reckon the issue of diversity and inclusion, paying special attention to cultural competency and at-risk communities.