During this time of global upheaval and social distancing, many who are susceptible to anxiety and depression are particularly vulnerable. To address the stresses of quarantine, Hope For Depression Research Foundation (HDRF) has created a Hope at Home daily email on mental health maintenance during the outbreak.
The free newsletter shares advice from HDRF’s team of psychiatrists and research leaders, hosts live events on meditation and yoga, and gives insights and practical tips for taking control of one’s mental health while sheltering at home. The Hope at Home daily activation began in March and will be continue through the end of quarantine. It is available here.
Gruss added, “More than ever, we need to be reminded of how we are all inter-connected. My hope is that people share this newsletter with friends and loved ones near and far, because so many people are struggling right now and so many need to feel supported.”
The Hope at Home newsletter creates a sense of community and draws on expert knowledge, while at the same time staying light and hopeful. Many of the doctors contributing advice are members of HDRF’s Depression Task Force (DTF), a collaboration of leading neuroscientists from around the world who are working to find new and better treatments for anxiety and depression. The leading psychiatrists on the HDRF Board also share valuable insights.