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“When a Loved One Has Depression…”

March 11, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Depression in our loved ones will be the focus of the March 11th meeting held at the Bramwell House of the YWCA (59 Paul Robeson Place in Princeton) from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.  Through this important and timely presentation, participants will…

  • Gain a deeper understanding about the cycles and nuances of depression.
  • Hear from a mother whose daughter battled depression
  • Hear also from a daughter whose mother had depression
  • Gain insights and information from a licensed therapist, along with resources for help and support.

A short animated documentary film will be shown: “My Depression (The Up and Down of It)” written by Elizabeth Swados, and narrated by Sigourney Weaver, followed by “A Mother’s Perspective” with Scotia MacRae and “A Daughter’s Perspective” with Naomi Drew. Licensed psychotherapist Susan Rovello will offer professional insights and advice on how to support loved ones who live with depression. There will be a brief Q&A, plus informal time for participants to interact with each other and share a meal.

The program aims to show that, with the right interventions, it is indeed possible for people with depression to gain resilience and full enjoyment of life, regardless of what they’ve been through.

Susan Scotia Naomi

Our Speakers (from left to right):

  • Susan Rovello (MSW/ LCSW) is a licensed psychotherapist specializing in anxiety and depression. In more than 30 years of practice, Ms. Rovello has helped hundreds of individuals and couples work through tough challenges and face life with a more optimistic perspective.
  • Scotia MacRae is a writer and editor who has held the positions of op-ed page editor of the Times of Trenton and director of constituent services in the office of former Congressman Rush Holt. Scotia has been a Potluck Steering Committee member since 2009 when PLS first began.
  • Naomi Drew is the author of eight books on conflict resolution and peacemaking, including Peaceful Parents, Peaceful Kids. Naomi has been on the PLS Steering Committee since 2012

The Bramwell House is located behind the main brick building on the Princeton YWCA campus.  On Sundays, you may park in the lot behind the YWCA. It is our tradition that guests bring a dish or a beverage to share (wine is fine!). You are welcome to bring a friend but please send us her full name at: potlucksociety@gmail.com. If you need to cancel your attendance, we would appreciate you letting us know by writing to our email address.  Hope to see you there!



March 11, 2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Potluck Society


Bramwell House at YMCA
59 Robeson Place
Princeton, NJ 08540 United States