RISING TOLL OF DEPRESSION MEASURED IN DISABILITY, DEATH AND DOLLARS, LANDMARK MENTAL HEALTH REPORT FINDS
Depression drains more than $83 billion annually from the American economy,
affects 19 million Americans, and results in thousands of preventable suicides,
reported a landmark new paper that was released today by the Depression and
Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA). The State of Depression in America report reveals
a "crisis-oriented and reactionary" mental health system "focusing
on crises, such as suicide attempts, rather than on prevention, proactive treatment
and long-term wellness."