2014 GRANT AWARDEES
Families for Depression Awareness
Rebecca’s Dream is proud to announce our 2014 Grant Recipient: Families for Depression Awareness
The project funded by Rebecca’s Dream will create, promote, and present a new webinar on bipolar disorder which includes: A free webinar for families highlighting bipolar disorder in adults, treatment, getting help, and family communication. After the webinar, participants who complete a survey will receive a free brochure, “Bipolar Disorder: Stories of Coping and Courage” featuring stories of families who have successfully managed the disorder and background information about bipolar disorder.
The webinar will be presented in September, 2014 reaching at least 500 people.
Erasing the Distance
Erasing the Distance will receive the 2014 portion of the 2013/2014 Grant for Tell Me What You Remember. Rebecca’s Dream commissioned a world premiere theatrical production focusing on the Depression in Families Project.
The work was co-produced with Erasing the Distance Theatre Company of Chicago. This production brings to life the true story of a family’s struggle to manage depression through three generations. The production highlights the progress they made living with this disease and shares their courageous decision to break the silence and fight the stigma of mental illness. The work premiered at the Filament Theatre in November 2014, presenting six critically acclaimed sold out performances.