Family Stories


It was about five years ago that Candice experienced her first bout of depression. With treatment, she found herself symptom-free for a year; until a diagnosis of a neurological condition known as Arnold Chiari Malformation triggered a second episode of depression.... read more

Barbara with son, Michael

Barbara is on a mission of hope. After losing her eighteen year old son Michael to suicide in 2005, she’s spreading the word on teenage depression and spare other families the heartache she has experienced.  “It’s so important to emphasize that... read more

Art with wife, Debbie

When Art was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in the summer of 2000, it didn’t take the energetic entrepreneur and software engineer long to swing into action. Frustrated by the slow progress toward a cure, Art founded the Accelerated Cure Project to identify... read more


An artistic and outgoing child, Allyson recalls that she was about 13 years old when her mom noticed she was showing signs of depression. “I secluded myself,” Allyson recalls. “I wasn’t doing things I enjoyed.” Allyson’s mom Roslyn was a single... read more

Bill, Nancy, and Ally

From the time Ally was nine months old, her parents Bill and Nancy knew that something was wrong. Ally couldn’t sleep, had temper tantrums up to 20 times a day, and increasingly became more aggressive.  Medical professionals told Bill and Nancy not to worry, but they... read more

Aimee and Christine

When Aimee was a junior in college, just a couple of years ago, she started having difficulties she wasn’t familiar with: crying a lot, feeling moody, not eating and not exercising. The young lady who would soon become Miss Rhode Island and compete for the Miss... read more