The LICENSE TO LIVE PROJECT is a public health program that aims to raise public awareness and understanding of depression - and creates innovative solutions for helping people with depression live well.

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Changing the way depression is viewed, discussed and treated:

 Public Awareness  & Education 

 Stimulating the Public Discourse 


 At Its Most Relevant & Innovative 

By advocating for what we call a HERO MODEL OF DEPRESSION - a new public educational model that emphasizes the unique strengths and accomplishments of people living with depression - we are helping to fight the stigma of depression that prevents millions of people from getting the care they desperately want and need!

** We are in development

Please check back regularly to see new program implementation!

With depression (and suicide) statistics growing at staggering rates, we are in the midst of a global health crisis. As Pulitzer-Prize nominated author Andrew Solomon puts it: "Depression is a pervasive problem and it affects everyone. The more people we can have informed about it, the better the world will be!"

BEYOND DRUGS & THERAPY:  Dr. Aaron T. Beck, the founder of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), says that our work is "very important, and should make a real impact on chronic depression." Our unique offerings are designed to educate, inspire and empower people with depression to be active participants in their own mental health care and depression treatment.

Contact us at:


to ensuring that all people with depression 

have equal access to

information, support and hope.

24-Hour Support



Suicide Prevention Lifeline


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Samaritans Hotline


Getting Our Message Into the Media! 

e.g. our new article in the Huffington Post

Accessible (& even fun) Psychoeducational Public Workshops

Bringing depression (and suicide) awareness and prevention to all communities.**  Read more

Symposia/Speaker Series (open & free to the public)

Bringing together various stakeholders to talk about depression and suicide. Launching in 2017 at the Philadelphia Ethical Society

 Our "Point of View" Column

Our online column featuring diverse voices in the field

A New Kind of Depression Support Group (open & free to the public)

An activities-based, psychosocial educational peer-to-peer support group in which participants practice putting self-care strategies into action!

L2L Depression Support Group Facilitator & Activities Guide 

So that the above program can be easily replicated.**


A One-of-A-Kind Self-Help Book

With contributions from world-renowned leaders and bestselling authors in the field, A License to Live: James Bond's 007 Trade Secrets for Outsmarting Depression is an informative and entertaining self-help book about a complex and serious subject.**

L2L Online "Community Center"

Global Support Network - Discussion Forum - Broadcasting System **

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