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10th ANNUAL BENEFIT

Saturday, November 7, 2015
Ravinia Green Country Club, Riverwoods, IL

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Rebecca Lynn Cutler

Rebecca’s Dream was established in 2005 in celebration of the life of Rebecca Lynn Cutler, a journalist who succumbed to depression and bipolar disorder at age 30. Rebecca’s family and friends continue her personal mission to help others receive proper treatment and needed support.

Changing the Face of Depression

Rebecca’s Dream has compiled resources, tools, videos and information to help you and your family learn, understand and cope with depression and bipolar disorder. We’ve made it easy to locate and connect with this information and share it with others.

In Crisis?

Rebecca’s Dream does not respond to individual treatment- and/or service-related inquiries. If you need immediate help or if you are having thoughts of death or suicide, call 1-800-273-TALK or, if you need immediate assistance, call 911 or go to a hospital emergency room.

About Rebecca’s Dream

Rebecca’s Dream was established in 2005 in celebration of the life of Rebecca Lynn Cutler, a journalist who succumbed to depression and bipolar disorder at age 30. Rebecca’s family and friends continue her personal mission to help others receive proper treatment and needed support. More than 14 million people live with depression in the United States. However, due to misdiagnosis or individuals’ not seeking care, many experts believe the number is closer to 35 million. And another six million adults live with bipolar disorder. Through fundraisers, meet-and-greet events, and generous donations from people like you, we have raised over $1,000,000 to fund grants, generate resources and promote awareness while reducing the stigma of mental health issues. Living with depression and bipolar disorder can be tough, but with helpful guidance, positive changes are possible for individuals and their families.

Our mission is to promote awareness and compassionate understanding of depression and bipolar disorder as real diseases

LATEST NEWS

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT REBECCA’S DREAM

Please keep fighting the good fight.

D.E.
D.E.

Thank you for being such good and caring people. All of you. You, the parents and also the ones who support your work, the ones who take the step and seek your support. I will have a good day now that I know you exist.

Kurt
KurtBerlin, Germany

Great presentation and list of resources. Comfortable setting and conversation helped to remove some of the stigma associated with depression. Bravo!

Participant
ParticipantTeens and Transitions (April 14, 2014)

You do an amazing job of changing the world for so many people, every day.

M.H.
M.H.

Dear Gail, Your inspiration to get the word out is amazing to me. I applaud you. I suffer from depression,and work very hard to take care of myself. This year I want to do a bike ride or walk to support Suicide Awareness and Prevention. I am a recent survivor,and know my life was spared in order for me to do good works regarding our goals this year. Thank you for your hard work!

C.T.
C.T.

Thank you so much for the scholarship. What a blessing!

D.W.
D.W.Rebecca’s Dream Scholarship Awardee, DBSA 2013 National Conference

Excellent offering, well organized, wish it was longer.

Participant
ParticipantTeens and Transitions (April 14, 2014)

MOOD DISORDERS

Depression

Most people have felt sad or depressed at times. Feeling depressed can be a normal reaction to loss, life’s struggles, or an injured self-esteem. But when feelings of intense sadness — including feeling helpless, hopeless, and worthless — last for many days to weeks and keep you from functioning normally, your depression may be something more than sadness. It may very well be clinical depression — a treatable medical condition.

Bipolar Disorder

A medical illness suffered by over 10 million Americans, bipolar disorder—or manic depression—causes extreme shifts in mood, energy, thought, functioning and behavior. Changes may be subtle or dramatic and vary greatly over the course of a person’s life.

Changing the Face of Depression

Rebecca’s Dream has compiled resources, tools, videos and information to help you and your family learn, understand and cope with depression and bipolar disorder. We’ve made it easy to locate and connect with this information and share it with others.