Families for Depression Awareness helps families recognize and cope with depression and bipolar disorder to get people well and prevent suicides.
The Families for Depression Awareness staff, in conjunction with our Board of Directors, Advisory Board, and volunteers, works to address the needs of family caregivers every day.
Susan Weinstein, JD
Co-Executive Director, Programs and Operations
Valerie Cordero, PhD
Co-Executive Director, Development
Arielle Cohen, MSW
Administrative and Programs Assistant
In 1990, Julie Totten lost her brother, who was undiagnosed, to suicide. A year later, after learning about depression, she helped her father get diagnosed for this condition. Julie founded Families for Depression Awareness in 2001 to help others understand depression and reduce stigma associated with the condition.