John and Patricia can be reached: (267) 939 0365
Box 561, Worcester, PA 19490
Patricia’s main site: http://www.patriciausa.com
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Patricia C. Gallagher and John, both 65, and with the support of their four children, began speaking to community groups and organizations about depression and other mental illnesses. Specifically how it affected their family after John, who was hospitalized for depression, jumped out of his hospital room, nine years ago. He had hid his depression for several years but his suicide attempt disrupted and changed not only his life but his family’s as well.
To help her deal with her husband’s depression, Patricia started a “Team of Angels” movement designing angel pins on cards with encouraging poems. To date, Patricia has handed out over 78,500 free pins to help others cope with trying times. Patricia, who was a former account executive with an MBA, helped John, a former accountant, and her children write their stories in their family’s book, “No More Secrets.”
It is the Gallagher’s mission to educate others about the seriousness of depression and mental illness and the importance of getting treatments.