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Teenager with Depression

The teenage years are awkward. From cracking voices to gangling arms and legs, teenagers struggle to adjust to their ever-changing bodies. Those physical changes are accompanied by even more dramatic emotional changes. Teens are almost expected to be sullen, moody, and rebellious. They often engage in risky behaviors, forgetting that they are not invincible.

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Sad Young Man with Depression

Each year about 15 million people in America experience the debilitating effects of depression. About one patient in seven doesn’t respond to treatment. Fritz Henn, M.D. Ph.D., is working hard to solve this problem. He’s a professor of psychiatry at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and a member of the Foundation’s Scientific Council.​

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Finding a Way to Help and Heal

An Annual Event Honors a Beloved Son and Supports the Foundation’s Research

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Recovering the Optimistic, Compassionate and Articulate Self Once Lost to Depression

"It isn’t a punishment, it isn’t a weakness,” says Sue Wright, speaking about her depression. She is proof, she says, that depression is a mental illness that can be effectively treated.

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Staving Off “The Darkness”

A Family’s Struggles with Depression and their Good Fortune in Overcoming Its Grip

From The Quarterly, Spring 2014

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