Depression Stigma Sometimes Deadly

Last month a young Baltimore woman, merely 19 years old, was found dangling lifeless from a tree in a quiet wooded area. She had suffered from depression and had hanged herself. Sadly, she was not receiving psychiatric treatment. Friends and family were devastated. As tragic as this story is, the circumstances behind it are far too common. A 2003 report found that only about one half of people with depression in the United States received medical treatment for the illness. While this...Full Story
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