FINAL UPDATE: SUCCESS!!!!!!! Due to everyone who stepped up to participate in this year’s October fundraiser, our goal of raising $2,020 in one month was met and surpassed — with a final tally of $2,235! Thank you to ALL OF YOU who chose to donate to the fundraiser and spread the word about it!
Hi, I’m Darren Marlar.
As the host of the Weird Darkness podcast, I have spent hours upon hours online looking for resources to help my listeners who deal with depression – something I struggle with myself. The only organization I’ve found that specifically focuses on depression is The International Foundation for Research and Education on Depression, or iFred for short! Since connecting with its founder, Kathryn Goetzke two years ago, I knew I’d finally found a resource I could confidently send people to who could find the help they needed when struggling to cope.
Since then, I’ve received hundreds emails from listeners thanking me for sharing the information that iFred provides on their website. iFred has, I truly believe, literally saved the lives of many Weird Darkness listeners over the past two years.
One of the greatest challenges when dealing with depression is the feeling of hopelessness, that you are alone, and that nobody understands. It is for this reason that Weird Darkness is launching the #DarknessChallenge campaign – to bring the darkness of depression into the light. Our hope is that during this campaign, now through October 2020 (Depression Awareness Month) people will find it in their hearts to not only participate in the challenge to spread awareness but to also make a donation to The International Foundation for Research and Education on Depression. If you or someone you know suffers from depression, please consider making a donation.