Major Depressive Disorder
For the first time, suicide has surpassed car accidents as the leading cause of injury-related death in the United States.
For the person who puts a bullet in his head, the pain and suffering are over. For the friends and family, it is only the beginning.
Some live with punishing chronic pain.
Efforts are under way to halt the rate of suicide in Montana, where it is twice as likely to occur as in the general U.S. population.
Getting laid off from her job thrust Tammy Mehlhaff into a deep depression that was punctuated by thoughts of suicide, isolation and crying jags that seemingly came out of nowhere.
CASPER, Wyo. — Blair Wagner grew up the middle of three brothers. By his 25th birthday, he was the only one left.
There was Cliff Richey, the No. 1-ranked professional tennis player in the United States in 1970 who won 45 tournament titles over a 26-year career. Then there was Cliff Richey who relied on valium to sleep, self-medicated with alcohol and placed black trash bags over the windows of his hous…
The trio of young women clasped their hands, bowed their heads and prayed before taking center stage as one of the closing acts of the three-day Montana State Conference on Mental Illness in Billings.
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