Week of Hope

Watch Southampton turn into a bright-yellow sea as the Hope for Depression Research Foundation (HDRF) kicks off its fifth annual Week of Hope this month.

Starting July 27, stores throughout the village will display a large, Earth-friendly “Hope” balloon to show their support for mental health awareness. On Friday, August 4, HDRF also hosts the Hope Summer Seminar “How to Talk to Friends and Family About Mental Health” with acclaimed psychiatrist Dr. Samantha Boardman at the Southampton Arts Center at 11AM. From July 27 to August 6, swing by the Veronica Beard store on Main Street for the Shop for Hope—10 percent of your purchase will go to HDRF’s lifesaving research.

The Week of Hope culminates in the Eighth Annual Southampton Race of Hope 5K to Defeat Depression on Sunday, August 6, at 8:30AM at the Southampton Cultural Center. HDRF also holds its 17th Annual HOPE Luncheon Seminar on November 14 at the Plaza in NYC, and its sixth Annual Palm Beach Race of Hope in Florida on February 17, 2024. hopefordepression.org