The Depression Experience Journal was developed and implemented with support from the Sidney A. Swensrud Foundation. Past support for the Experience Journal has come from the Fleet National Bank, Trustee of the Deborah Munroe Noonan Memorial Fund, Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratory Inc., Cambridge, and Tellalbs Foundation.

Dr. Joseph E. Nyre, a former child and adolescent psychologist at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, helped Drs. David Ray DeMaso and Joseph Gonzalez Heydrich create the Depression Experience Journal for families facing childhood and adolescent depression.

Content for the Depression Experience Journal was collected by Emily Baum, the former Project Coordinator. The Depression Experience Journal would not have been possible without the enthusiasm and dedication of Rachel Amgott, Elizabeth Colton, Lara Kay, Erin Kelley, and Dayna Miller.

We thank Dr. William Beardslee, senior associate at Harvard Medical School, for allowing excerpts from his book, When a Parent is Depressed: When a Parent Is Depressed, Protecting the Children and Strengthening the Family (published by Little, Brown and Company, 2002) to appear on this web site.

The video clips of clinicians that appear throughout the web site were created with the help of Ariel Botta, Marcus Cherry, Eugene D’Angelo, Stuart Goldman, Nadja Reilly, and Caroline Watts. The video clips were produced and edited by Marcella Hoekstra.

We are also indebted to Nancy Anthony, Rick Bourne, Beth Donegan, Susan Hecht, Kelli Nyre, Christine Rich, and the members of the Editorial Board as well as all of the families who contributed to the Depression Experience Journal.