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15 Myths and Facts About Suicide and Depression

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Depression and suicide facts

by Lynne Peeples

Depression is more common than AIDS, cancer, and diabetes combined, and nearly 400,000 people attempt suicide in the U.S. every year.

But even though it's a common and serious problem, many people don't know that much about depression and suicide—including who's at the greatest risk, why, and when they are most likely to be vulnerable.

Here are 15 myths and facts about depression and suicide.

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