Dr. Brandt Foundation Raises Awareness for Suicide and Depression With Campaign

The Dr. Brandt Foundation is launching a new social media campaign called #sayiloveyou in conjunction with Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.  The effort is dedicated to raising funds and awareness for the fight against suicide and depression.
The foundation was established in honor of Dr. Fredric Brandt, the founder of Dr. Brandt Skincare. Brandt, who is credited with numerous innovations in dermatology, suffered from depression most of his life. He was found dead, an apparent suicide, in his Coconut Grove, Fla., home on April 5, 2015.
“After the difficult journey of losing a friend and mentor to suicide, it really prompted me to research how many people are affected by this issue every day. I was truly astonished by the facts and numbers,” said Stephane Colleu, chief executive officer and president of Dr. Brandt Skincare. “According to the AFSP, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, more than 44,000 people die by suicide every year, that’s almost one person every 16 minutes. This really puts things into perspective.”
Colleu added he felt “compelled to create a voice” for those who may be silently suffering and contemplating suicide. “As a foundation, we have made this our mission by starting an open conversation around depression and suicide, while engaging

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