Guest Bloggers

  • Louisa Benton

    Executive Director

  • Steven P. Roose, M.D

    Professor of Clinical Psychiatry

  • Huda Akil, Ph.D

    DTF Chair

Southampton Race of HOPE Breaks All Records, Thursday 8 August 2019

Over 700 Participants Raise Over $280,000 at Southampton Race of HOPE!

Thank you to the hundreds of participants who came out for the Race of Hope to Defeat Depression! This year’s event was a huge success! More than 700 men, women, and children gathered on a sunny Sunday morning in Southampton to take part in the fourth annual Race on August 4.

The high-energy crowd set out at 8:30 AM to complete a tree-lined 5K course around Lake Agawam. Race Co-Grand Marshals Sailor Brinkley Cook, Jack Brinkley Cook, HDRF Founder Audrey Gruss, and Board member Arthur Dunnam led the way. The USA Track and Field-sanctioned race raised more than $280,000 for advanced depression research, setting a new record for the event.

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Wrapping Up Mental Health Awareness Month, Friday 7 June 2019

Hope for Depression Research Foundation, hosted its Second Annual ‘Next Generation Mental Health’ Panel Discussion on Wednesday, May 29, 2019, at the Paley Center for Media.

Moderated by HDRF Executive Director Louisa Benton, the panel was held during Mental Health Month and focused on the topic “Bullying and Mental Health.”  The event convened leading psychiatrists, anti-bullying experts, and advocates to share their viewpoints and answer questions from an audience of over 100 people including teens, parents, social workers, guidance counselors and more.

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HDRF Brings Mental Health Awareness to Schools, Thursday 14 February 2019

Seated Left to Right: Jeff Lima, Kelly Lennon-Martucci, Louisa Benton, and Hope Kronman
Standing: Daniel Lampert and Aidan Golub, Student Organizers

Hope for Depression Research Foundation was proud to conduct an expert panel on “Bullying and Mental Health” at the Open Minds summit held January 10 at the Solomon Schechter High School in Westchester, NY.

Our panel consisted of mental health activists and scientists who spoke to an auditorium of 100 students and their teachers about how bullying can get under our skin to create mental and physical health problems later in life.

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Inaugural Palm Beach Race of Hope Shines Bright Despite the Rain, Wednesday 30 January 2019

Co-Grand Marshals Scott Snyder and Audrey Gruss cut the starting tape

Mother Nature tried but failed to deter hundreds of intrepid souls who came out in pouring rain and hurricane wind for the Hope for Depression Research Foundation’s (HDRF) Inaugural Palm Beach Race of Hope 5K on Sunday, January 27, 2019.

While a nearby state fair saw a rare closing for weather, more than 300 participants of all ages gathered at 8 AM at Palm Beach’s Royal Poinciana Plaza to walk or run the 5K Race and take a stand for depression awareness.

The 3.1-mile Race began at The Royal Poinciana Plaza, the event’s lead sponsor, and continued along the North Lake Trail and through the streets of Palm Beach.  Along the way, participants were greeted by signs with words of encouragement from celebrities, including Anderson Cooper, Lorraine Bracco and Brooke Shields, who have been honored by HDRF for speaking out about depression.

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Twelfth Annual HOPE Luncheon Seminar, Monday 12 November 2018

Annual HOPE Luncheon Seminar focused on Brain Health and Wellness

We had a fabulous HOPE Luncheon Seminar last week! We were 300-strong, filling the Plaza ballroom on Tuesday, November 6 with good cheer despite the rain.

We’ve had many requests for the slides that were presented during the luncheon. We are happy to provide a re-cap here.

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