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What Brings Me HOPE: I find hope through being part of something bigger than myself. I found this site through a very unusual “text adventure” called Depression Quest. I’ve sufferedContinue Reading

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INSPIRING HOPE: Demi Lovato Inspires People to Be Vocal

Demi Lovato. (Photo Credit: Isaac Sterling)

Singer/songwriter Demi Lovato has been an outspoken advocate for mental health since being diagnosed and treated for bipolar disorder. “Getting a diagnosis was kind of a relief. It helped meContinue Reading

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Global Day for Hope Supports 350 Million with Depression

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The International Foundation for Research and Education on Depression (iFred) launched its first annual Global Day for Hope on May 2, 2015, to support the 350 million people living withContinue Reading

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Inspiring HOPE: One School At A Time

Schools for Hope- iFred

iFred launched Schools for Hope in Fall 2014 in two Chicago-area school districts (Woodland Intermediate School in Gurnee, Ill., and Oakland School in Antioch, Ill.) with the goal of expandingContinue Reading

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Celebrating Global Day of Hope May 2

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Thank you to everyone who helped celebrate all things ‪#‎hope‬ this past Saturday, May 2, 2015. We had so much fun planting sunflowers with all our iFred friends and supporters nextContinue Reading

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iFred Celebrates Global Day for Hope in Chicago – Agenda


  9:00 – 9:15 am:  Speakers Introduction/Opening:  Chicagonistas:  MJ Tam and Beth Rosen  @Chicagonista Dr. Elizabeth Lombardo, www.elizabethlombardo.com, @DrELombardo Dr. Elizabeth Lombardo is a psychologist, physical therapist, and author of BetterContinue Reading

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