Depression Awareness Luncheon


CU Depression Center Luncheon - September 18, 2015 - Seawell Ballroom

A dear friend of mine forwarded this to me. For your consideration, and participation:

  Dear Friends and Family,

  As you all know depression and suicide are very close to my heart. When my dad took his life 13 years ago it was devastating and has taken me many years to resolve. I want to help reduce the stigma so often associated with depression and suicide and help increase the likelihood that people will seek treatment earlier. In honor of my dad and everybody else I know and love struggling with depression, I am volunteering at the CU Depression Center.

  This year the CU Depression Center is holding their 5th Annual Luncheon on Friday, September 18th from 12-2 p.m. at the Seawell Ballroom in Denver. Our fabulous speakers are Linea and Cinda Johnson. If you have not read their book, Perfect Chaos, its wonderful. Click Here for Information These women are not household names but their story is sadly very common. Each year about 6.7% of U.S adults experience major depressive disorder. 20% of adults will experience a mood disorder over their lifetime. Additionally, 3.3% of 13 to 18 year olds have experienced a seriously debilitating depressive disorder and 14% will experience a mood disorder. Linea has a bipolar mood disorder. She and her mother share an intimate and honest account of a very frightening time in their lives. They shed light on a very important health crisis that deserves more attention.

Please let me know if you (or somebody you know) is interested in purchasing a ticket or a sponsorship for this event. Please feel free to forward this information on to anybody who may be interested in supporting this cause. Xxxxx and I are planning to sponsor a table, but I would love to get as many of you there as possible! Individual tickets are $125 and each table seats 10. The document attached shows the sponsorship levels. The $5000 and greater sponsorship levels not only include a table at the event, but invitations to the patron party generously hosted by Carol and George Solich. This party gives you a chance to really connect with the staff from the CU Depression Center as well as the speakers. Individual Tickets and Sponsorships can be purchased at the link below:

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I hope you can all join me in supporting this very important cause and please let me know if you have any questions!