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November 4, 2000
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Depression Film Wins FREDDIE Award

Day For Night: Recognizing Teenage Depression, a powerful look into depression as told through teenage testimonies, has won a FREDDIE Award for outstanding coping film, to be presented at the 26th Annual International Health and Medical Media Awards Time Inc. The 28-minute video is a result of a collaboration between the Depression and Related Affective Disorders Association (DRADA) and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry. It is intended for use in schools nationwide and is available by calling 410-955-4647 or going online at www.med.jhu.edu/drada. The video costs $60. The black-tie award ceremony will be held Saturday, Nov. 11, from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom of the Pierre Hotel in New York City.

Offering an in-depth look at the signs, symptoms and treatment of teenage depression, Day For Night includes interviews with teens who experienced clinical depression and/or bipolar disorder. An Aspen, Colo., mother who lost her son, a sufferer of manic depression, financed the making of the film.

The FREDDIE awards are sponsored by Time Inc. Health, the health information subsidiary of Time Inc. and Time Warner.

DRADA is a Baltimore-based nonprofit organization uniting the efforts of people with affective disorders, family members, mental health professionals and others.

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