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At Families for Depression Awareness, our goal is to prevent suicides and get people well by giving families tools and solutions for recognizing and managing depression. Help save lives by supporting our work. For every $100 you give, Families for Depression Awareness can provide education, training, and support to 20 families.

Read about all we accomplished in 2013. Download our 2013 Year in Review document (PDF, 2.99MB)



"Families for Depression Awareness gave me a voice. Please donate to give other teens a voice in their fight with depression." Read more of Olivia's story.




Free Notecards

Notecardsimg_smallWith any gift over $100.00, you will receive a packet of our notecards. They are designed by photographer Peggy Sexton, in honor of her son, Mark Totten.

Sweeet! Baking for Healthy Minds Bake Sale

After losing her eighteen year old son Michael to suicide in 2005, Barbara is spreading the word on teenage depression and helping to spare other families the heartache she has experienced. In an effort to raise awareness, Barbara held a Sweeet! Baking for Healthy Minds bake sale to benefit Families for Depression Awareness at a local high school flea market. Together with her daughter and niece, they raised over $400, which means over 400 Parent and Teen Depression/Bipolar Wellness Guides will be distributed to high schools!

Learn more about hosting your own Sweeet! Bake Sale or Dessert Party.

Family Stories

If you or someone you know is in crisis, call 800-273-TALK or 911 immediately.