Come Out of the Dark is an undergraduate and graduate psychology student organization intended to begin a better, richer national conversation about depression. The organization brings the purpose and values of the Come out of the Dark campaign started by Dr. Jonathan Rottenberg to the USF and Tampa community by focusing on raising awareness about depression, encouraging science-based dialogue, and ending the terrible stigma surrounding the condition. To do this, we  spread the word via social media, classroom visitations, fundraising, supporter recruitment, and mailing Come Out of the Dark wristbands. 

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We are currently looking to fill the position of Treasurer for the 2014-2015 academic year.


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Advisor: Dr. Jonathan Rottenberg

2013-2014 Executive Board:

President: Alana Whittington

Vice-president: German Ruiz

Secretary: Maya Trajkovski

Campus and Community Outreach: James Scarola

Treasurer: TBD