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"CleftCast" Special -- Depression and Hope for the Cleft/Craniofacial Community

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Without a doubt, the death of Oscar-winning actor and comedian Robin Williams has touched millions of people. The topic of depression and, yes, suicide is on the public radar right now. These subjects weave a tapestry through the human experience, and it is true for the cleft/craniofacial community. In this special "CleftCast," host Joe Rutland talks about depression, anxiety, suicide and how they might affect children, teenagers, adults and parents within the cleft/craniofacial community.

It should be noted that the information on "CleftCast" does not equal that of reaching out to a professional counselor or therapist. If you find yourself needing help, then reach out.

Here are two website links for information and reaching out for support:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

National Institute of Mental Health on Depression: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/depression/index.shtml#part3