Hope for Depression Blog

Guest Bloggers

  • Louisa Benton

    Executive Director

  • Steven P. Roose, M.D

    Professor of Clinical Psychiatry

  • Huda Akil, Ph.D

    DTF Chair

Improving Depression Care in NYC, Wednesday 4 March 2015

Recently First Lady of New York Chirlane McCray continued her passionate campaign to raise awareness about depression and mental health.

In “Shattering the Mental Illness Stigma” (Daily News, February 26), she talks openly about her daughter’s recovery from depression and calls for broad improvements to the mental health system including wider access to care for all New Yorkers.

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Depression Awareness at the Oscars, Wednesday 25 February 2015

From one of the freshest, most guileless faces of the evening came the most astonishing remark: “When I was 16, I tried to kill myself.”

We are referring, of course, to Graham Moore, who used his win for Best Adapted Screenplay (The Imitation Game) at Sunday’s Oscars to deliver powerful remarks about suicide awareness and depression.

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HDRF in CNN Money, Thursday 5 February 2015

This week CNN Money published an article about depression and wealth that features HDRF Board member Dr. Steven Roose, Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Columbia University.

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Mayberg in Scientific American, Friday 23 January 2015

The new, February issue of Scientific American features a brilliant article co-authored by our Depression Task Force member, Dr. Helen Mayberg, a neurologist and Professor of Psychiatry at Emory University.

“Treating Depression at the Source” outlines Dr. Mayberg’s pioneering work in Deep Brain Stimulation — a novel treatment for severe depression that involves implanting electrodes in the middle of the brain.

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2014 Research Round-Up, Wednesday 7 January 2015

With your help, our acclaimed Depression Task Force of neuroscientists has been working relentlessly to discover what is at the very core of depression.  The fact that they are collaborating and sharing information via the HDRF Data Center is one of the reasons they are achieving results with their HDRF-funded research grants.

Their research broke new ground in 2014, opening up pathways to find new and better anti-depressants in the year ahead.

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