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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Staving Off “The Darkness”

A Family’s Struggles with Depression and their Good Fortune in Overcoming Its Grip From The Quarterly, Spring 2014 The Peck siblings—Wendy, Amy, and Robert—have in common a history of clinical depression, something they shared with their late mother. Fortunately, they have all found treatments that...

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. Sue can still vividly recall the day, 20 years ago, when walking to her office she looked up and suddenly saw “...

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...