A Personal Tale of Depression, Suicide – A Preventative Health Problem

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Kurt Cobain, Ernest Hemingway, Sylvia Plath, and Vincent Van Gogh–They lost their battle with depression and suicide. And while we know their names, thousands more have struggled with depression and suicide alone. In 2007, suicide was the tenth leading cause for death in the United States and claimed 34,598 lives. But while the risk factors for suicide can vary by ethnicity, age, and gender, suicide is a very real, but preventable health problem. Continue reading “A Personal Tale of Depression, Suicide – A Preventative Health Problem”