Depression Looks Like Me
Depression Looks Like Me is designed to highlight personal stories from members of the LGBTQ+ community who have lived experiences with depression, provide resources, and shine a light on the various facets of depression. It seeks to build a digital community that connects and empowers others with these shared experiences to underscore that those living with hard-to-treat depression are not alone.

Depression Looks Like Me is driven by the belief that everyone deserves to be seen, heard and feel empowered to ask for help. Together, we can show others what depression truly looks like. That depression looks like you, and depression looks like me.

We are proud to partner with Johnson & Johnson on this important campaign!

Please know you are not alone.

If you or someone you know is struggling emotionally or has concerns about their mental health, there are ways to get help. Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or visit

Dismantling Stereotypes Surrounding Depression in the LGBTQ Community

This session at the SYNChronicity Conference aimed to dismantle the stereotypes surrounding depression and to highlight its diverse—and often highly personalized—manifestations across different communities and populations. Through a detailed exploration of personal stories and empirical data, it demonstrated the complex nature of depression and its impact on individuals from various backgrounds.

  • Speakers:
    • Steve Wood, Senior Education and Advocacy Coordinator, HealthHIV (moderator)
    • Guy Anthony, Founder, President, and CEO of Black, Gifted, & Whole Inc.
    • Sam Sheldon, Manager, SAGEPositive Program
    • Kaisar Perry, Member, MHA’s Youth Leaders Council
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