Frequently Asked Questions
Did You Know?
Most health professionals today consider depression a chronic illness that requires long-term treatment, much like diabetes or high blood pressure. Although some people experience only one episode of depression, most have repeated episodes of depression symptoms throughout their life.
What is the David Raymond Price Foundation?
We are a non-profit organization that works with schools and other organizations to educate teenagers about depression and other mood disorders.
How does the DRP Foundation receive funding?
Much of our funding is provided by individual private supporters who believe in the importance of our mission. If you would like to know more about how you can help the DRP Foundation continue its mission, please contact us.
How are the funds used?
Our funds are used to support our programs with schools to raise awareness of depression and other mood disorders. In cooperation with Johns Hopkins Hospital, funds are used to utilize medical professionals to host training programs for volunteer teachers who will return to their schools and hold an awareness seminar.
What do the awareness programs consist of?
Volunteer teachers from host schools instruct three 90-minute classes within a week's time. The program includes an explanation of depression and other related mood disorders. During the seminars, students are made aware of the symptoms and treatment options such as therapy and medication. Seminars are instructed with a combination of lectures, visuals, literature, questions and answers sessions, and any other means necessary to convey the message. Medical professionals from Johns Hopkins are always on-site during the seminar for any advanced questions that students may have.
Do volunteer teachers receive special training prior to the seminar?
Yes. Selected volunteer teachers from host schools undergo a rigorous two-day training program at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Md. The training program properly prepares volunteers on the topic, how to instruct seminars, and what kind of questions to prepare for.
I would like for my school to have a program like this. How can I set this up?
First of all, thank you! We would love to help you and your school out. Please give us a call at 202-289-8586 or use this form to contact us.
Does the DRP Foundation serve communities outside the Washington, D.C. area?
We are currently working on developing a program for the North Texas region. If you have any interest in this region or would like to find out more about developing a program in your area, feel free to contact us.