Depression

Welcome to the A2A Depression Advocacy Resource Center (ARC), an outreach project of the nonprofit Adversity 2 Advocacy Alliance, aiming to help individuals impacted by depression step into depression advocacy.

We hope you’ll be inspired by our A2A Advocates impacted by depression, and we invite you to listen to our A2A Spotlight features and A2A 1-on-1 interviews sharing powerful stories of how individuals impacted by depression are turning adversity into advocacy.

While you’re here, we hope you’ll join our Depression Messages of Hope campaign. Give hope. Get hope. All in 30 seconds. And if you’re interested in sharing YOUR story with the help of one of our professional journalists, let us know!

Oh, and please be sure to add your name to our Wall of Allies, so you can show your support for our advocates. If you’d like, we’ll also send you our free monthly e-newsletter.

Meet our A2A Advocates

Clint Malarchuk

Clint Malarchuk

Clint Malarchuk Adversity: Diagnoses of depression and PTSD Advocacy: Working to eliminate the stigma of mental illness. "Speaking honestly about my battles is almost like a nationwide support group for me. It gives me fuel to keep moving forward and to...

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Becky Fein

Becky Fein

Becky Fein Adversity: Sexual assault victim Advocacy: Co-founder and director of The Powerful Voices Project "Talking about my sexual assault with others, and hearing about theirs, has allowed us to create strength out of an experience that had been deeply...

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A2A Spotlight Features

Spotlight – Allen Minor

Spotlight – Allen Minor

A2A Spotlight feature on Allen Minor as heard on KCBS and other CBS Radio News affiliates   A2A founder Jeff Bell spotlights spoken-word poet and mental health advocate Allen (A.S.) Minor To learn more about Allen, please click HERE To learn more about The Combat...

Spotlight – Ariane Aramburo

Spotlight – Ariane Aramburo

A2A Spotlight feature on Ariane Aramburo, as heard on KCBS and other CBS Radio News affiliates   A2A Alliance founder Jeff Bell spotlights TV news anchor Ariane Aramburo and her efforts to raise awareness of postpartum depression To learn more about...

Spotlight – Jenny Jaffe

Spotlight – Jenny Jaffe

A2A Spotlight feature on Jenny Jaffe, as heard on KCBS and other CBS Radio News affiliates   A2A Alliance founder Jeff Bell spotlights mental health advocate and Project UROK founder Jenny Jaffe To learn more about Jenny's advocacy, please visit...

Spotlight: Carmen Lee

Spotlight: Carmen Lee

A2A feature on Carmen Lee as heard on KCBS Radio:   A2A Spotlight: A2A Alliance founder Jeff Bell speaks with Stamp Out Stigma founder Carmen Lee about her battles with severe depression and her commitment to help others thrive through mental health challenges....

Spotlight: Clint Malarchuk

Spotlight: Clint Malarchuk

A2A feature on Clint Malarchuk as heard on KCBS Radio:   A2A Founder Jeff Bell talks with former NHL goalie Clint Malarchuk about his long-secret battles with depression, OCD, and PTSD, and his new memoir, "A Matter of Inches." To learn more about Clint and his...

A2A 1-on-1 Interviews

Zeenat Yahya

Zeenat Yahya

Join Liz Saint John as she talks with Zeenat Yahya, a young woman who suffered from severe anxiety and depression throughout her childhood and early adulthood, about how she made the shift from being unable to leave her bed to advocating for mental health.