The loss of Robin Williams is a heavy reminder that there is not sufficient support for those who struggle with depression. It is often those who shine the brightest that cover their struggles within, and find it hardest to reach out for help.
As mentioned before, we have decided to make our program home in the beautiful Adirondacks of upstate New York. We see this as just the beginning to programs across the country.
Community Planning Events (info on Events page on our website as well)
Our first Community Planning Meeting will be held Wednesday, August 20th 7:00pm!
Elizabethtown Social Center, 7626 Route 9, Elizabethtown, NY (all meetings held in upstairs conference room)
We welcome all community members who are passionate about seeing programs be offered for those that are suffering with depression, or have been impacted by loved ones suffering and would like to be strong advocates. At our planning meetings we will brainstorm ways that the community and its organizations can come together to create a strong support network and funding to ensure that we can take action to enable therapeutic programs to be easily accessible to all who need it. We will present our ideas and vision, and make a plan for actualizing the most pressing needs first.
We plan to focus strongly on providing support for teens and adults, as there are already programs in place for younger youth. All ideas and backgrounds of experience are encouraged to attend!
Planning Meeting 2 – Wednesday, August 27
Planning Meeting 3 – Wednesday, September 3
Please email us at RideAboveDepression@gmail.com if you wish to provide support but cannot attend the scheduled meetings.
You can also reach us by phone at 518-873-6834
We look forward to seeing you there!
Elise and Jeremiah