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 College Mental Health, have responded to the crisis. You can view their published article under “Resources” on this page.
  • Visiting Professor Program: We are working with our sites and our generous funders to convert our programs to a virtual format when possible or reschedule events when it is safe to gather in person.
  • Annual Conference: We are excited to announce that our 2021 Annual Conference will be virtual. We were thrilled with the response to our first virtual conference, and are ready to offer an even more engaging experience this year! Conference details will be available as we move closer to the fall. Check out our conference page to learn about our 2020 virtual Annual Conference, including slides from our speakers and poster award winners.


We know that in many households stress levels and what-ifs are at an all time high as we work to accept the reality of COVID-19. 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.