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By On March 30th, 2017

Depression Is Now The Leading Cause of Illness and Disability Around The World

The World Health Organization (WHO) released a “wake-up call” this week, saying depression is now the leading cause of illness and disability around the world. In ten years (from 2005 to 2015) worldwide depression rates surged 18 percent, now affecting more than 300 million people globally. However, approximately half never receive the treatment they need…

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By On September 10th, 2014

World Health Organization Recognizes Global Suicide Epidemic

Today, September 10th, is World Suicide Prevention Day.  Ahead of this annual recognition of how many lives have been lost to suicide, the World Health Organization (WHO) published its first report on suicide prevention, recognizing it as a worldwide problem.  The WHO report notes the statistic that every 40 seconds, a person living somewhere in…

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