Being a voice for those with depression

Collaborating with community partners to affect positive change

Eliminating Barriers and Fighting Stigma

LEAD Pittsburgh
Leading Education and Awareness for Depression

LEAD Pittsburgh aims to be a voice for those living with depression and to support all through education, advocacy for increased access to treatment, reduction of stigma, and building resilience.

You Are Not Alone


of adults in America experience a mental illness at some point in their life.

by National Institute of Mental Health

of teens who seek help get better, and mental health challenges are common: 20% of all teens experience depression, anxiety of other concern before reaching adulthood.

by Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit

of all lifetime cases of mental illness begin by age 14 and 75% by age 24.

by National Alliance of Mental Illness

Featured Resources

Featured Project

SCoRE®, LEAD’s cornerstone project, is a digital curriculum which helps develop resilience skills by covering topics such as stress management, building positive support networks, self-care and goal setting all while emphasizing the unique experience of first-year college students. High school seniors and first-year college students are the focus of this information as they prepare for and experience the transition to college.

Reel Teens TV episode on youth mental health: "Stand Together: Help and Hope"

Reel Teens panel discussion continues the conversation started in the TV episode.

About LEAD Pittsburgh

LEAD Pittsburgh (Leading Education and Awareness for Depression), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is a unique community initiative advocating for the recognition and acceptance of depression as a treatable medical condition and for the need to eliminate barriers to treatment. It is LEAD’s goal to support those living with depression through education; advocacy for increased access to treatment; reduction of stigma; and building resilience.