Sheila R. Fine
Ms. Fine is the principal founder of LEAD Pittsburgh. Her interest in depression piqued after reading an article about the suicide of a successful, well-connected businessman. Sheila wanted answers as to why this tragedy could not be prevented and sought knowledge about the pervasiveness of depression. LEAD Pittsburgh evolved as a response to Sheila's exploration of the prevention, causes, and treatments of depression. The work of LEAD Pittsburgh illustrates how eliminating the stigma and treatment barriers associated with depression requires community-wide involvement and fundamental systemic changes.