Family Profiles reduce stigma by showing that people from all walks of life can suffer from depression. Family Profiles are interviews with people diagnosed with depression describing their symptoms, how they cope with the condition, and how their families help them. Families can access the profiles on the web site and email the profiles to other families at risk.
Promotional activities include email, mailings, and public relations of Family Profiles to families and the media.
Syndication of Family Profiles to organizations concerned with health, women's issues, and suicide prevention.
Speaking engagements and conferences.
Community outreach to schools, police stations, health facilities, religious organizations, employers, and nursing homes.
Depression awareness workshops with other health and suicide prevention organizations.
Advocacy to support families with depression.
Unlike other non-profit organizations, Families for Depression Awareness:
Focuses on family members and friends of those who are depressed, and caregivers that usually operate with little or no guidance or support.
Deals only with depressive disorders, the most prevalent mental illnesses, and leading causes of suicide.
Promotes depression awareness through organized communications programs, run by experienced marketing, business, and medical experts who have been touched by depression in their family or profession.