Hope for Depression Luncheon this year’s topic could not be more timely as heartbreaking reports pour in about the state of our teens current mental health issues. This anticipated annual event highlights current research and protocols associated with the illness of many individuals, families and friends. On Wednesday, November 9th, the Ballroom of The Plaza Hotel will be abuzz with the fascinating and critical discoveries taking place in the treatment of the disease. Audrey Gruss knows well the ripple effect of depression — her mother Hope suffered greatly from this debilitating disease when there was so little known about it.
For what to wear to the luncheon and seminar, we took our cue from Audrey, “The Hope color that we consider to be uplifting and positive is bright yellow, because it reminds us of happy, sunny days and positive feelings.” This deep golden shade is just perfect to brighten November days and nights. Scroll down for links to purchase.
EVENT CO-CHAIRS, Susan Gutfreund • Maru Hagerty • Kim Heirston – Tania Higgins • Eleanora Kennedy – Margo Langenberg • Susan R. McCaw – Kitty and Bill McKnight – Peter S. Paine III • Nancy Silverman – Barbara and Randall Smith – Scott Snyder
HDRF FOUNDER AND CHAIR – Audrey Gruss
MEDICAL SPEAKER – Dr. Angela Diaz, MD, PhD, MPH – Professor in Adolescent Health, Mount Sinai School of Medicine – Director, Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center
MASTER OF CEREMONIES – Chuck Scarborough
The mission of the Hope for Depression Research Foundation (HDRF) is to fund cutting-edge, scientific research into the origins, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of depression and its related mood and other emotional disorders – bipolar disorder, postpartum depression, post-traumatic stress syndrome, anxiety disorder and suicide.