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Monday is World Suicide Prevention Day. Every 40 seconds some one takes his or her own life. Even more than that is the number who attempt and are unsuccessful. I read a quote that suicide is a symptom of depression. The last symptom. Not everyone who is depressed attempts suicide, but everyone who attempts suicide is depressed. Every 40 seconds some one battling depression dies.If you think talking about anxiety, depression, and suicide is not 'relevant enough' across a wide audience to bring it up in all social groups across all demographics, you're a part of the problem.
   That's a bold statement, I know, but it's true as much as it chaps your hide.


   I was raised being told anxiety, depression, and all manner of mental illness were a sign you weren't close enough to God. If I would just get right with God, it'd all disappear. Here's the problem with that: I've profoundly struggled with anxiety and depression from my very earliest memories, …

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