Our world has changed, at least for now, and the NNDC has changed too. Our staff is working from home, our in-person meetings have shifted to virtual, and we are working diligently to share mental health resources through our social media accounts and newsletters. And while much has changed, one thing certainly hasn’t: there are people suffering from Mood Disorders and our mission is to reduce their suffering.

Depression is still the leading cause of disability in the United States for people ages 15-44. One in five Americans will be impacted by mental illness in their lifetime and that number may rise as the long term impacts of COVID-19 are realized. New treatments, bigger and better clinical trials, improved access to care–we continue to fight for these things and we are so grateful for your support. If you can, please consider making a donation today and join the fight for stigma-free, evidence-based care for people with depressive and bipolar illness.

Stay safe, stay well, and please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.


  • Task Groups: Thankfully these groups were already meeting virtually and the vast majority of their meetings, projects, and research continues. Some of these groups, like ECT, have responded to the crisis. You can view their response here.
  • Visiting Professor Program: We are excited to announce that our Visiting Professor Program will be offered virtually. Check out this year’s offerings here.
  • Annual Conference: We had a great time at this year’s conference, held virtually on September 21-22. Check out our conference page to learn more about this year’s sessions and watch this space for news about the 2022 conference.


We know that adjusting to the “new normal” is tricky and, for some people, triggering. Please be gentle with yourself and remember that taking care of your mental health is crucial work. Below are some resources we recommend to help manage the uncertainty and strain of COVID-19.