135. Some Sobering Statistics

  • One in four adults experiences a mental health disorder in a given year.
  • Major depressive disorder affects 6.7% of American adults.
  • According to the 2004 World Health Report, major depressive disorder is the leading cause of disability in the United States and Canada for ages 15-44.
  • Anxiety disorders affect about 18.7% of American adults.
  • Suicide is the eleventh-leading cause of death in the United States and the third-leading cause of death for people ages 10-24 years.

About Patrick Day

triumphoverdepression.org This blog is my ministry to support those who are depressed, in gratefulness for my having overcome major depression. Read "About Patrick Day" just to the right of "home" on the top of the blog site to find out more particulars about me. I retired from a career in higher education, where I served as Dean of Instruction, and promptly moved into a life of purposelessness and despair for five years, finally coming out on the other side. I am now an author, a business and life coach, a writer of this blog, and a volunteer for various organizations. What I write about in this blog is not hypothetical comments on depression. I have been there, felt the horrible pain, had my life disrupted, and experienced everything that I write about. I pray that I may be a blessing to you.
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2 Responses to 135. Some Sobering Statistics

  1. Bob says:

    In the past I have fit so comfortablly into each of the categories you list above. Perhaps you would follow up with a drop or two of HOPE. Just enough encouragement, you know, to keep those of us still fighting the black dog on a daily basis from doing something stupid.

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