Help & Resources for Those Suffering From Depression & Anxiety.

33 Forever is a non-profit organization created to honor Danielle Leedy’s Life and her longtime passion.

What We Do

While in its early stages, 33 Forever is being created by merging the skills, abilities, passions and hopes of Dani’s family and friends — using the resources from those individuals and organizations to positively impact this critical health crisis. The expectation is that this wealth of human and other resources will be further utilized to garner and grow the support, input and direct assistance of experts in the relevant fields — medical, psychological, educational, legal, non-profit, financial, technological — and to both raise awareness and promote action about mental health and well-being by policymakers, community leaders and practitioners, as well as those affected by these conditions and their loved ones.

Our Story

Our organization, 33 Forever, Inc., was founded by the family and friends of Danielle Leedy, a vibrant, strong professional young woman, who lost a long battle to chronic depression in February of 2019. It is a non-profit organization created to both honor Dani’s life and her longtime passion to raise awareness, empower and comfort those struggling with the disease of depression and finding self-worth, including suicidal thoughts.

Specifically, 33 Forever’s goal is to positively impact the lives of all those affected by depression, anxiety and their related disorders, including suicidal thoughts. The organization provides hope and help and promotes awareness, engages in advocacy, provides educational programming and resources, supports research efforts and establishes and encourages community support.

How You Can Get Involved

Professional Support

If you are a professional in the area of mental health, medicine or have time and expertise in non-profits, development, fund and friend-raising or other areas you think could help and would be willing to help 33 Forever.

Contact Us

Have a question, comment, suggestion or if you want to volunteer, offer personal stories, experiences, or professional assistance to our cause or to otherwise help us with our mission.

 

Donate

To honor Danielle Leedy and support 33 Forever, Inc’s mission
Donate at the link below or by Check to:           33 Forever, Inc.,
1 Marion Avenue, Suite 215
Mansfield, Ohio 44903

Shining A Light On Depression

Everyone can make a difference in this effort.

Part of the long-term mission and goal of 33 Forever is to be a catalyst for those open, honest and frank discussions. By acknowledging the issues, talking about them and helping to reduce the stigma that many with depression and anxiety feel, we hope to help with healing, care , treatment and understanding. 

 

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What is Depression?

Depression Symptoms

  • Feeling sad or having a depressed mood
  • Loss of interest or pleasure in activities
  • Changes in appetite — weight loss or gain unrelated to dieting
  • Trouble sleeping or sleeping too much
  • Loss of energy or increased fatigue
  • Increase in purposeless physical activity (e.g., hand-wringing or pacing) or slowed movements and speech (actions observable by others)
  • Feeling worthless or guilty
  • Difficulty thinking, concentrating or making decisions
  • Thoughts of death or suicide

1 in 6 People are Affected

The American Psychiatric Association also notes that depression affects an estimated one in 15 adults (6.7%) in any given year. One in six people (16.6%) will experience depression at some time in their life. Depression can strike at any time, but on average, first appears during the late teens to mid-20s.

Women are more likely than men to experience depression. Some studies show that one-third of women will experience a major depressive episode in their lifetime. 

Sharing The Struggle

With all this said and with it all too common, why then do we not talk about it more? According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) website, there are many reasons someone with depression may decide not to share their struggles — they don’t want to burden others, they may be worried they will have negative consequences in their jobs, they don’t want to appear “weak” or they just don’t want to be judged or treated differently. Talking about depression, however, can be a key step in the recovery process. 

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) defines it this way

“Depression (major depressive disorder) is a common and serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think and how you act. Fortunately, it is also treatable. Depression causes feelings of sadness and/or a loss of interest in activities once enjoyed. It can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems and can decrease a person’s ability to function at work and at home.” 

1-800-SUICIDE

(1-800-784-2433)

1-800-273-TALK (8255)

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Text: MHA to 741741

From anywhere in the US

Danielle’s Story

Danielle Leedy, the inspiration behind 33 Forever, was a vital, strong, dynamic and capable business woman, mentor, friend, daughter, sister, aunt and granddaughter. 

Get in Touch. Get Involved.

 Send us your questions, comments, suggestions, volunteer, offer personal stories, experiences or offer professional assistance. We would love to hear from you. 

1-800-SUICIDE

(1-800-784-2433)

1-800-273-TALK (8255)

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Text: MHA to 741741

From anywhere in the US