Being a voice for those with depression
Collaborating with community partners to affect positive change
Eliminating Barriers and Fighting Stigma
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.
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.
of all lifetime cases of mental illness begin by age 14 and 75% by age 24.
Signs & SymptomsThe teen years can be tough on parents/caregivers and teens themselves. These years are the flash point between “dependence” and “independence,” and bring significant changes and uncertainty. When experiencing unusual feelings or behaviors, difficult relationships and common struggles, how can we know if teens are … Continue reading
Informative Websites & Links
LEAD Pittsburgh asked many behavioral health professionals, “What one message would you give to parents regarding tending to their child’s behavioral health?” Then, we compiled the many insightful, important and helpful responses. Read the advice shared in Messages to Parents 2016.
JFCS’s Guide: “Everything You’ve Wanted to Know About Your Child’s Mental Health but Are Afraid to Ask”
Jewish Family and Community Services (JFCS) has developed this handbook to educate families about mental health and guide them through an often difficult journey. Hard copies of this handbook are available free of charge from JFCS counseling services. In addition, a pdf of the handbook … Continue reading
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.