Check out this holiday fundraising campaign on IndieGoGo for iFred, the International Foundation for Research and Education on Depression. They’re funding some fantastic programs for everyone from elementary kids to military families to raise awareness and end the stigma of depression. The program I find particularly compelling is the development of IMAlive, the world’s first online crisis network. With mental health services so terribly expensive and hard to access, online services will be vital in the coming years as both a first-line response and a long-term treatment option.
Please check out the campaign and throw a few dollars their way if you can. I know it’s a tight time of the year for a lot of people, but even $5 would help them reach their fundraising goal and fund a lot of really creative programs. Stigma sucks. Let’s fight it together.