Taking steps to end the stigma of depression.

Many families struggling with depression don’t seek help because they’re afraid or ashamed. Strides Against Stigma is a unique event dedicated to raising awareness of depressive disorders and building a community that erases the stigma of depression. Unlike a traditional walk-a-thon, participants spend their day at a single location engaging in a variety of fun, educational, and entertaining activities while counting their strides on pedometers.

To see all the photos of Strides Against Stigma 2012 and 2013, visit our Facebook page and select "Photos."


Team Emmanuel College, Strides Against Stigma 2013



Striders walking around the track



FFDA president Julie Totten (right) and a fellow participant



One of our youngest Striders



2013 Distinguished Service in Mental Health Advocacy award winners



Photos courtesy of: Bob Frechette






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