Please join us for our next free public lecture, A Focus on Depression, Thursday, March 18. This informative event will be hosted virtually and will feature presentations and a Q&A session with experts in depression research.
Depression is one of the most common mental disorders, affecting more than 264 million people around the world. Often misunderstood as a prolonged period of sadness, depression is a serious condition that has its roots in several psychological, social and biological factors that vary from person to person. Research by VAI and Pine Rest scientists, as well as others around the world, suggests that inflammation may be an important trigger for depression and also may provide critical new avenues for prevention and treatment.
If you or a loved one are experiencing suicidal thoughts, the confidential National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is free and available 24/7 at (800) 273-TALK (8255).