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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Inspiring HOPE: Around the World

Children - Teaching Hope

Did you know that Schools for Hope is not just a program available in the U.S., but is internationally inspiring HOPE? This year the program will not only be taughtContinue Reading

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Teaching Hope to Prevent Suicide, One Child At A Time

girl hugging sunflower

  Can you teach children how to have hope? That is the question we at the International Foundation for Research and Education on Depression (iFred) set out to answer severalContinue Reading

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Gratitude for Health

Gratitute circle

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, there will inevitably be a lot of talk about thankfulness and appreciation of life and all they have to offer. Aside from the goodnessContinue Reading

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Global Mental Health: Medical versus Social Approaches to Treatment and Social Change

Vikram Patel

It has been just six years since the Movement for Global Mental Health took off on October 8, 2008. In that time, the Movement has sought to create a platformContinue Reading

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Kathryn’s Story: Tackling Depression with a Smart Treatment Plan

As we hold onto our own islands of Hope in the face of depression, we are sure that the same treatment doesn’t work for everyone. Along with therapy and medication,Continue Reading

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