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Earlier this week actor/comedian Robin Williams was found dead in his home an apparent suicide. What many people did not realize was that Williams suffered from clinical depression for years. Outwardly the man was all laughs and smiles but on the inside he was fighting a battle for his life. Clinical depression is becoming a more common ailment in today's society, and unfortunately the signs of depression are often missed or ignored. Even though there are celebrities out there who are trying to convince the world it is okay to talk about mental illness the subject is still considered taboo by many.
What IS clinical depression?
Who can be affected by it?
What are the most common treatments?
How common are depression related suicides?
Why does society avoid talking about mental illness?
Can raising awareness make a difference?
Join us on today's show as we attempt to answer these questions and get a dialogue going about mental illness. As always if you wish to call in with your questions or comments phone lines will be open for callers. (646)716-6583
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