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The mission of International Foundation for Research and Education on Depression (iFred) is to shine a positive light on depression and eliminate the stigma associated with the disease through prevention, research and education. Its goal is to ensure 100% of the 350 million people affected by depression seek and receive treatment.

iFred is creating a shift in society’s negative perception of depression through positive imagery and branding—establishing the sunflower and color yellow as the international symbols of hope for depression. To further its mission, iFred engages with individuals and organizations to execute high-impact and effective campaigns that educate the public about support and treatment for depression.

Schools for Hope, iFred's flagship program is a project targeting 5th grade students designed specifically to teach HOPE. We do this through a research based curriculum of lessons, stories and activities which explore the concrete actions one can take to create their own hopeful attitude. This curriculum is free and easily accessed online and can be implemented in any Educational Institute.

iFred is a 501c3 organization.