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Hope For Depression

On Tuesday, November 6, Hope for Depression Research Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to advanced depression research, held its 12th Annual HOPE Luncheon Seminar at The Plaza Hotel. The seminar focused on “Brain Health and Wellness” with leading scientists and psychiatrists taking the stage to talk about the transformative benefits of meditation, diet, sleep and exercise.

The event honored author, actress, and comedian Ali Wentworth. Master of Ceremonies Chuck Scarborough began the event on a more somber note with a review of the year’s headlines in mental health, including the tragic suicides of Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade. HDRF Founder and Chair Audrey Gruss presented Wentworth with the HOPE Award for Depression Advocacy.