Foundation Investments


Depression like all chronic disease is best impacted when diagnosed early and treated properly. So it is only fitting that the 1st donations from The Chris Rule Foundation go to promoting the identification of depression (Carson J. Spencer Foundation) and a place to go to get high quality treatment (CU Depression Center).

And as we look ahead to future efforts to treat depression, we are making donations to support research that is attempting to bring much-needed innovation to the field.


Supports patients by working with them and their primary care physicians to develop individualized, sustainable treatment plans to achieve life-long healing.

Uses innovative practices and conduct research to bring state-of-the-art theraphies to people living with mood disorders.

Works with medical and mental health providers, government agencies, schools and other organizations to combat social stigmas, assess and coordinate services and help people access appropriate treatment.

If the answers indicate a potential problem, who do you call?  Contact the University of Colorado Depression Center at 303-724-3300 and ask for Michale Kernan who is the Intake Coordinator who will arrange for a clinician.  Or for more information ask for Matt Vogl – Deputy Director 303-724-4967.

Advanced Brain Imaging: Stanford University

Science Magazine named Karl Deisseroth’s CLARITY one of the top 10 breakthroughs of 2013.   This new technology will be an important tool  as Karl and many others explore psychiatric and neurologic disease.  See the link  below.

Science NOW, 12/19/13

Science’s top 10 breakthroughs of 2013
CLARITY, a method which renders tissue transparent while leaving it structurally intact is included in Science’s list of the top 10 breakthroughs of 2013. The process was developed by Karl Deisseroth, the D.H. Chen Professor, professor of bioengineering and of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, and colleagues.

Carson J Spencer Foundation

Carson J Spencer Foundation has created a very innovative and worthwhile online website:  While directed at men, any individual can visit Mantheraphy and receive a very entertaining presentation of a terribly difficult subject. By answering a series of questions, they can determine if they might be in or in danger of falling into a depressed state.

Mission Statement

We sustain a passion for life through:

  • delivering innovative and effective Suicide Prevention programs for working age people
  • coaching young leaders to develop social enterprises for mental health promotion and suicide prevention
  • supporting people bereaved by suicide


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