Healing Arts Palm Beach: Hope for Depression


Recorded on January 6, 2022

Hope for Depression

Audrey Gruss, Founder / Chairman, Hope for Depression Research Foundation

Dr. Eric Nestler, Dean for Academic and Scientific Affairs and Director of the Friedman Brain Institute, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Jill Sonke, Senior Advisor to the CDC Vaccine Confidence and Demand Team

Major depression is the leading cause of disability and suicide worldwide, and there is a pressing need for novel treatments. To develop these treatments, we need a better understanding of the biological basis of the illness. Audrey Gruss, Founding Chair of the Hope for Depression Research Foundation (HDRF), and acclaimed neuroscientist Dr. Eric Nestler, Chair of HDRF’s Depression Task Force, will discuss the latest research.

Moving the needle on major public health issues, including mental health, social isolation, collective trauma, racism, chronic disease, and the pandemic requires cross-sector collaboration and creativity. Arts and culture are available but often underutilized resources for addressing these issues. Jill Sonke, Senior Advisor to the CDC Vaccine Confidence and Demand Team, will explore the value of public health plus arts and culture partnerships for increasing health, and equity in communities.

The event is part of a series of Healing Arts global city-wide activations promoting the arts as a vital partner in health, care, and wellbeing.




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