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A new study being published in the June 2012 edition of Anthrozoos: A Multidisciplinary Journal of The Interactions of People & Animals discusses an alternative therapy for depression. The article, entitled “Farm Animal-Assisted Intervention for People with Clinical Depression: A Randomized Controlled Trial,” is an exploration of a treatment called “green care” or “care farming,” which uses nature to improve mental health and well-being.


Thanks to everyone who bid on our Strides Against Stigma sports tickets and memorabilia!  We raised additional funds that will go towards our overall event goal.  We especially want to thank the Boston Red Sox, New England Patriots, and Greg Stiemsma of the Boston Celtics.


A reporter from The Guardian, a UK-based news outlet, recently participated in the debate over male postnatal depression (PND) diagnoses.  The reporter, Ally Fogg, was responding to two recent articles--first,  Robert Lefever’s report in The Daily Mail, and second a piece by Barbara Ellen of The Observer in which Ellen calls the dads who claim to have postnatal depression “exhausting narcissists.”


"This past weekend, I was invited by Families for Depression Awareness to attend their fundraiser to fuel awareness about depression and other mood disorders. FFDA works relentlessly to educate people about depression: what it is, how it is treated and how to support those around you suffering from this illness.


Watch Boston Celtics Center Greg Stiemsma's video NOW!!!


"Unless you are in the Witness Protection Program, keeping family secrets is never a good idea."

Read Michael Rafferty's April 23rd blog about Strides Against Stigma

Stanley discusses why he's involved in Strides Against Stigma in this short video.



Congratulations to Whitney from UMass Boston!  Whitney registered early for Strides Against Stigma and was entered to win a FitBit Ultra wireless tracker.  Her name was chosen out of the group of early registrants, so she was awarded our prize!


Stephanie Gallman, a CNN assignment editor, recently wrote an opinion piece describing her inner struggle to accept her depression diagnosis. When she received her diagnosis in August, she recalled being shocked and in a state of denial.


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