The European Alliance Against Depression (EAAD) is an international non-profit organisation based in Leipzig, Germany, with several members and more than 100 regional network partners in Europe, Canada, Chile and Australia.

The main aim of the European Alliance Against Depression is to improve care and optimise treatment for patients with depressive disorders and to prevent suicidal behaviour. It was established in 2008 by a number of mental health experts from different European research institutions in order to sustain the EU-funded EAAD projects (2004-2008). The EAAD is involved in several European research projects targeting depression and suicide prevention.



The iFightDepression (iFD) tool is now available in Ukrainian language thanks to an initiative of the European Alliance Against Depression (EAAD).

Implementation of digital interventions for depression worldwide is a project that aims to explore perspectives of health care practitioners from primary care (general practitioners, family doctors and psychologists) toward digital interventions for depression. Practitioners in primary care can act as potential gate keepers of digital interventions and in this way might help to reduce the treatment gap for depression worldwide.

Audio & Cultural Adaptation

The awareness website www.ifightdepression.com is now available in two West African languages, Wolof and Mandinka. The website is aimed at migrants living in Germany from Gambia and Senegal, West Africa. The website offers basic information about depression and points of contact for help in Germany, as well as practical strategies for mental health promotion and self-management.

www.ifightdepression.com is a brand and initiative of the European Alliance Against Depression (EAAD).

The iFightDepression website and online self-management tool were co-funded by the Health Programme of the European Union.