CityViews 6/12/12: Understanding Depression/Military Suicides

 

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Over 20 million adults in the U.S. suffer from either depression or bipolar disorder, yet nearly half don’t receive any treatment for their condition. Still others are misdiagnosed. On Tuesday, we discuss a new book that explores why people aren’t getting the help they need and what new findings from the field of neurobiology are confirming about what works.

Guest:

  • Dr. William Marchand, author, “Depression and Bipolar Disorder: Your Guide to Recovery”

 

 

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New data shows that the number of suicides among active-duty troops is outpacing the number of U.S. forces killed in action in Afghanistan. It’s a disturbing trend and one that’s raising red flags for the Pentagon as well as veteran’s groups. On Tuesday, we discuss the suicide pattern and how the military, vets and their families can intervene.

Guest:

  • Lisa Stoddard, suicide prevention coordinator, VA Salt Lake City
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