TADS provides a beacon of hopeTADS is a group of people in and around Groton, Massachusetts who actively advocate for mental wellness for young people. The mission of TADS is to raise awareness about mental health issues in our society, especially depression and anxiety, and in so doing, help to prevent suicide.

Inspired by our different faiths and our common values, we believe education is the key to prevention and that the best way to prevent suicide is through the early recognition and treatment of depression and other psychiatric illnesses.  Therefore, TADS concentrates its efforts on advocacy, funding for school-based suicide prevention and mental health education programs, and enabling community-based services.

Boczenowski Family Appears on WCVB-TV in Boston

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A Life Unfulfilled:

Steve talks about Jeffrey


Annual Appeal - We Need Your Help

We lost our dear son, Jeffrey, on December 1st, 2009.  We mourn his loss, but we also regret that he suffered with anxiety and depression for too many years.  Anxiety and depression are illnesses, just as cancer and diabetes are illnesses.  Anxiety and depression can be treated like other illnesses too. 

If you know anyone who suffers with anxiety or depression, you can help us continue to spread our message, to reduce stigma associated with mental illness, and to make mental health care more accessible to more people. 

Help Deb & me continue our important work by making a donation to TADS.  Please make checks payable to TADS and return it this address:

PO Box 133
Groton, MA   01450

View our Annual Appeal Letter [PDF]