and now …

depressin

depression? is that what it is called?

The data on mental depression is as alarming as it is for economic depression. According to the National Institute of Health, 14.8 million Americans over 18 suffer from depression in any given year. This number represents 6.7% of the adult population(compare this to the current unemployment rate of 6% to get a feel for the number of depression sufferers). By 2020 the World Health Organization estimates that depression will be the second leading cause of death after heart disease. Left to its own devices depression is an effective assasin on its own. Of those who suffer from depression, the National Institute of Mental health states that 15% will eventually commit suicide. There is no cure for depression and medication is effective in only about half of all cases.

 

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~ by boatsie on November 5, 2009.

One Response to “and now …”

  1. sweet! I am so glad I found you😀

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