Inspiring and empowering people with depression

to live productive, meaningful and extraordinary lives!  

Support Network,

Discussion Forum and Broadcasting System

Live chatrooms and forums, video speaker series (with experts in the field), monthly book club, and MORE...


The Book

(in development) 

A License to Live: James Bond's 007 Trade Secrets

for Outsmarting Depression*

With contributions from world-renowned experts and bestselling authors in the mental health field!


The Blog

Bond's Trade Secrets for Outsmarting Depression put into action on a daily basis!*


An all-in-one inspiring, informative and even entertaining blog dedicated to living well with depression.


The Workshop

An experiential workshop to learn how to integrate our (00)7 tools into your life and work. Contact us.


With a light and even humorous approach, we make our strategies for outsmarting depression (and suicide prevention) accesible to YOUR community.


The License to Live program aims to raise public awareness and understanding of depression by emphasizing the unique strengths and accomplishments of people living well with depression. By advocating for what we call a "Hero Model of Depression," we hope to help combat the sense of shame and secrecy that still prevents so many people around the world from getting the care and support they desperately want and need.  You CAN live well with depression!



Our Program At A Glance:


In 2020, depression will be the second most common health problem in the world.
         -- World Health Organization 
James Bond to the villain Dr. No: 
"World domination... the same old dream!" 
                    -- Dr. No, 1962
If we acknowledge that surviving depression requires a special toughness, we will not see depressed people as a broken legion, but as a ​resource who can teach us all about 
overcoming ​adversity.
      -- Jonathan Rottenberg, PhD (Pyschology Today)  
Khamal Khan:  You seem to have a nasty habit of surviving.
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Bond:  Well, you know what they say about the fittest.
                            -- Octopussy, 1983

The License to Live Program is currently

in development.

Please keep checking back with us here,

or contact us 

for more info...


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UNAUTHORIZED BY THE JAMES BOND FOLKS, BUT COMPLETELY AUTHORIZED BY EXPERT PSYCHOLOGISTS,  The opinions expressed herein are solely those of the co-authors and neither represent nor reflect the views of any other individual or entity. The idea for this site and its contents, as well as the related self-help book,  have not been prepared, endorsed, or licensed by, and is not affiliated with any individual or entity that has created, produced, or maintained any affiliation with the James Bond novels or films.

We're aiming to DONATE thousands of FREE BOOKS

to people who are especially high-risk for suicide


With "the hook" of the world-famous James Bond attached, the one-of-a-kind self-help book A License to Live: James Bond's 007 Trade Secrets for Outsmarting Depression will appeal to a wide audience, including men, police officers, veterans, etc..

"What's with the whole

James Bond thing?"



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