HDRF founding chair Audrey Gruss conducted a satellite media tour this fall, speaking with dozens of TV stations across the country to bring HDRF’s message to over 15 million viewers.
Researchers are becoming increasingly aware that depression runs in families – sometimes across multiple generations.
But does that mean depression is hereditary? Or is depression handed down through the environment?
HDRF Depression Task Force member Michael Meaney, a world figure in epigenetics, answers this question in our latest Hope through Research blog post on Psychology Today.
In clear and simple language, Dr. Meaney explains the exciting field of epigenetics and how it has opened new ways to understand and treat depression.
We hope you enjoy learning from the brain science pioneers of our Depression Task Force.
As always, thank you for your continued support of our critical research mission.
As summer wraps up, we’d like to share a few pieces of recent press coverage on HDRF.
New York Social Diary features the White Tea Garden Party that HDRF Chair Audrey Gruss hosted at her Southampton residence to kick off HDRF’s Ninth Annual HOPE Luncheon Seminar this fall (November 10). You can purchase your tickets to the Luncheon Seminar here.
And Palm Beach Illustrated’s September issue features an informative interview with Audrey Gruss about HDRF’s Depression Task Force and our important research progress.
Raising media and public awareness about depression is a key part of HDRF’s mission to advance the understanding and treatment of depression. We are encouraged by the wide-reaching coverage from New York to Palm Beach!
HDRF Founding Chair Audrey Gruss will speak tonight on “Depression: The Cancer of the 21st Century” at the Watermill Center — operated by Robert Wilson’s Byrd Hoffman Watermill Foundation — in Water Mill, New York.
You can watch the event LIVE via this stream:
We hope you will tune in for this important talk and discussion!
We’re honored to report that Psychology Today has invited HDRF to create a blog for its website that highlights the latest developments in depression research for the general reader.
The goal is to make our groundbreaking research accessible and useful to people in their everyday lives.
The Hope through Research blog is written and hosted by:
HDRF Board member Dr. Steven Roose (Columbia University), and Depression Task Force members Dr. Helen Mayberg (Emory University) and Dr. Michael Meaney (McGill University).
Check out the first entry by Helen Mayberg, who writes how a simple brain scan may help predict who will respond to antidepressants, or to therapy.
The Psychology Today blog provides over 3 million readers per month with news and information about psychology and represents a major opportunity for HDRF to raise awareness about the critical need for advanced depression research.