5 Common Depression Myths

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5 Common Depression Myths
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Tue, 08-12-2014 - 12:32pm


"With the tragic loss of Robin Williams to apparent suicide, a worldwide discussion about the effects of depression has begun. Untreated depression is the leading cause of suicide in the US, and suicide claims 34,000 lives in this country every year. Far too often those who would benefit from treatment don’t get it due to lack of knowledge and misconceptions about the illness. Below are five of the most common myths about depression, with links to resources for more information."

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Erin
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Registered: 01-03-2001
Tue, 08-12-2014 - 3:20pm

A few months ago the teenage daughter of one of my childhood friends committed suicide. She had been struggling with severe depression. We all learned a very hard lesson about depression-it can strike anyone at any age of any circumstances.

Karla
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Registered: 10-22-2001
Thu, 08-21-2014 - 10:06pm

~hugs~
So sorry Karla...<3
I lost my fiance' twelve years ago this Sept.

Nightangel
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Registered: 10-22-2001
Thu, 08-21-2014 - 10:10pm

Thanks Erin...

Nightangel