Depression

Depression

$56M Awarded to Depression Research since 1987

Key Figures

350 million

Globally, an estimated 350 million people of all ages suffer from depression.*

15.7 million adults

In 2014, around 15.7 million adults age 18 or older in the U.S. had experienced at least one major depressive episode in the last year (6.7% of adults in the U.S.).*

2 out of 100

As many as 2 out of 100 young children and 8 out of 100 teens may have serious depression.*

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Finding a Way to Help and Heal

An Annual Event Honors a Beloved Son and Supports the Foundation’s Research From The Quarterly, Summer 2014 Toward the end of his freshman year at the University of Minnesota, where he had hoped to lay the foundation for a career in architecture, Jonathon Robbins began to experience symptoms of...

The Strength of My Denial All Those Years

A woman explains why she finally agreed to try deep brain stimulation for her depression. From The Quarterly, Fall 2012 As a Ph.D. who rose to head a university department, and as a wife and mother in a close-knit and loving family, Edi Guyton would certainly seem to have enjoyed a productive and...

Nothing To Be Ashamed Of

From a family affected by mental illness, this man supports research to make a difference From The Quarterly, Winter 2013 On February 29, 2000, Albert Bensimon, then in his early fifties, stepped into the waters off Laguna Beach, California, and kept on walking, not intending to stop. His...