Therese Borchard is Contributing Editor at HealthCentral and Associate Editor at PsychCentral. She is the founder of the online depression communities Project Hope & Beyond and Group Beyond Blue. In the past she has served as the Emotional Health Columnist for EverydayHealth.com, where she wrote the popular blog “Sanity Break,” and a contributor to Yahoo, CNN.com, The Huffington Post, PBS.org, and other media outlets.
For seven years, Therese penned the hit blog, “Beyond Blue,” on Beliefnet.com, which was named a Top 10 Depression blog by Health.com and Healthline.com. Her work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, USA Today, Guideposts, O magazine, Psychology Today, Parenting, and the Washington Post, as well as on Time.com, AOL.com, Fox-News.com, and Yahoo! She has been named a Top 10 Influencer in the Online Depression Community by Sharecare.com, the health platform created by Dr. Mehmet Oz and Jeff Arnold, with founding partners Oprah Winfrey, Sony Pictures, and Discovery Communications. An advocate for mental health awareness, Therese is a regular guest on radio programs throughout the country, and has appeared on national television shows such as “Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher,” “Fox & Friends,” and “ABC News Now.”
Therese is the author of “Beyond Blue: Surviving Depression & Anxiety and Making the Most of Bad Genes,” “The Pocket Therapist: An Emotional Survival Guide,” and “What Does Depressed Mean? A Guidebook for Children with a Depressed Loved One,” among other titles. She holds a Master of Arts Degree in Theological Studies from the University of Notre Dame and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Humanities Degree in 2011 by her alma mater, Saint Mary’s College, for her outstanding contributions to the field of mental health. She is the recipient of the 2014 Ray of Light Award by the Dave Nee Foundation, serves on the advisory board of the National Network of Depression Centers, and is a Special Advisor to the Johns Hopkins Mood Disorder Center.
Therese lives with her husband, Eric, and their two children, David and Katherine.
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