About

Est. 2020

Cereal for Dinner is dedicated to helping people navigate life with depression. It is all about helping people with their lives once they leave their therapist’s office. Resources were compiled to reflect all aspects of wellness and are written in a step-wise format so you can choose the appropriate resource based on “where you’re at” in your depression journey.  From “depression-friendly” recipes, to information about taking a leave of absence from school, to inspiring videos of hope, Cereal for Dinner offers a rich array of practical and curated resources, vetted by professionals and depression-sufferers alike.

Emily Derecktor

Founder

 

Emily has lived with depression for many years. She is intimately familiar with depression - how it can make even the simplest of tasks seemingly impossible to complete, how it keeps us from laughing or enjoying things we used to enjoy, and most unsettlingly, how it robs us of all hope of getting better. She thought of Cereal for Dinner when she was looking for an online resource that was entirely about living life with depression.  When she didn't find one, Cereal for Dinner was born!

Emily holds a BA in Health & Societies from the University of Pennsylvania, where she started the school's first peer counseling program. In her free time, she enjoys singing, crafting, and going on walks.

John Fishburn

Software Engineer

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Irene S. Walker

Product Designer

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Text on this page can be read to you!

Let’s face it – depression can make reading really difficult. That’s why we’ve tried to make this website as accessible as possible – no long paragraphs, and text-to-speech capabilities. Simply highlight the text you want to read and press the play button.*

*if you are using text-to-speech on a mobile phone, make sure the sound is on