Web producer, mother and expert patient shares her experiences and expertise with MyDepressionConnection.
Deborah Gray lived with undiagnosed clinical depression, both major episodes and dysthymia, from childhood through young adulthood. She was finally diagnosed at age 27, and since that time, her depression has been successfully managed with medication and psychotherapy.
Deborah believes that information and support are the two things that sustain and empower us in our battle with illness. In 1995, she created a popular and well-respected depression site, Wing of Madness, known for its personal approach to the illness. Articles from the site have been reprinted in pamphlets, newsletters and books around the world. In 1998, she created a forum with message boards and chat that has become a thriving community.
Deborah holds a B.A. in English literature from Simmons College. She lives in rural Connecticut with her husband and young son.