NEW YORK (FOX 5 NY) - Legendary actress Mariel Hemingway and 'Hope for Depression' founder Audrey Gruss are continuing to get the word out about depression as a real medical illness.
"Prozac was created 30 years ago. There is nothing new in 30 years. Certain people need medication. The (Hope for Depression) Research Foundation is doing work to find new medications. We have found new genes, molecules and proteins found in depression," said Gruss.
"It's genetic. It's complex. Our brains are complex. Our histories are complex. When I speak about depression, I speak about every part of your life. Take responsibility for your body, mind, spirit. How are you living your life. I bring the sort of pedestrian element into what these doctors are doing," said Hemingway.
Mariel Hemingway, the granddaughter of Ernest Hemingway- who committed suicide- says she is completely happy and lives a healthy, balanced life.
"I'm getting back into acting. I took a lot of time out to be of service," said Hemingway.
Visit HOPEFORDEPRESSION.ORG for more information.