The Dave Nee Foundation was established in 2006 in the wake of the death by suicide of Dave Nee, a recent graduate of Fordham Law School, studying for his bar exams. Today, the Dave Nee Foundation works to eliminate the social stigma associated with depression and suicidal thoughts so that vulnerable young adults will seek treatment.
We offer a range of programs focused on education, research and scholarship, and network building. We believe that one of the primary barriers that amplifies the silence of mental illness is stigma. People do not talk enough about depression and suicide. It is an issue that affects people of all backgrounds. It does not discriminate by gender, race, sexual orientation, education or income level. Anyone, from any background, can suffer from its debilitating effect: Nearly 1 in 10 Americans suffer from depression and on average, 80 Americans die by suicide every day.
We welcome you to explore our site to learn more about our work and how you can get involved in our efforts to help young adults, graduate level students, and legal professionals across the country in addressing depression and preventing suicide.