Our Mission is to raise awareness of depression through advocacy and education while providing a variety of resources for those impacted by the disease within the home, workplace and community.
This year, on Thursday, September 20, 2018, Gil Taylor Depression Awareness Alliance (GTDAA) is participating in Communities Foundation of Texas’ 10th annual North Texas Giving Day, a one day online giving extravaganza for our region.
Our GTDAA mission is to raise awareness of depression through advocacy and education while providing a variety of resources for those impacted by the disease within the home, workplace and community. We work with local public schools, universities, hospitals and churches to help develop programs and educate these communities on depression and mental health. The funds raised on North Texas Giving Day will be combined with our general funds toward seminars and other mental health awareness partnerships to aid the community. Here’s how you can help:
1. Give on September 20th!
Your gift matters! On September 20th you can donate to Gil Taylor Depression Awareness Alliance (GTDAA) on NorthTexasGivingDay.org between 6 a.m. and midnight.
Not available on September 20? No worries! Schedule your donation between September 10 and September 19 and make your gift count!
2. Spread the word!
Spread the word to your friends and loved ones about GTDAA and North Texas Giving Day! Don’t forget to tag #NTxGivingDay if you’re posting online! Encourage your friends and family to give as well!
Are you feeling depressed or suspect a loved one is depressed?
The GTDAA is a 501(c)(3) public charity working to raise awareness of depression and to help remove the “stigma” associated with mental health issues. An estimated 1 in 4 adults and 1 in 5 youth experience depression, a serious medical illness that affects one’s thoughts, feelings, behavior and physical health.
Depression is a serious medical illness that negatively affects nearly one in 10 adults.
Nearly twice as many women as men, and about one in five teens according to a 2010 study by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
- Feeling sad, empty, hopeless, or numb
- Loss of energy or increased fatigue, insomnia or oversleeping
- Irritability or anxiety causing one to be short-tempered
- Trouble making decisions or thinking clearly
- Feeling guilty or worthless
- Thoughts of death and suicide
GTDAA’s focus is to bring awareness and end the “stigma” of mental health issues.