The TAD community is all about breaking the stigma that surrounds depression and suicide. People shouldn’t feel ashamed of their mental illness, and instead, have a future that is hopeful and completely stigma-free. Even though our goals are big, when we work together anything is possible.
No matter your race, gender, age, or religion, everyone deserves an opportunity to find quality treatment. Your support bolsters our ability to connect people with options.
Our digital tools support those experiencing depression as well as friends and family that seek ways to help. All of these tools are created with influence from top mental health experts.
Our contributor stories are used to connect with those in crisis. Using a data-driven approach, we are able to connect with people in a nonjudgemental and forthcoming way, showing that there is hope.
If we’re going to stop the stigma, we have to do the work. A big part of our programming is hosting small group conversations and bring well being events that allow candidness and humanity.
I will never forget the helpless feeling of not knowing what to do or how to help my best friend. No one should ever have to feel helpless in these potentially tragic situations. You can help us get people the information they need when support for a friend is critical. You can help us change the stigma, change the conversation, and help create safe spaces to talk about depression well before suicide is considered. Together, we can reshape the way we think about mental health.
-Ben Greiner, Founder
1 out of 5 Americans live with a mental illness, yet somehow depression is a really lonely place to be. Our contributors are proof that it’s OK to talk about depression, with stories that offer hope, humor, and connection. Wherever you are in your journey, we’d love to share your story with our community.