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Depression can affect anyone at any time and it’s important to get help, as treatment is effective in the vast majority of cases.
Depression can affect anyone at any time and it’s important to get help, as treatment is effective in the vast majority of cases.
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The last few days seem to be dominated by death – some from old age, some from illness, and others from seemingly inexplicable tragic circumstances.

Dealing with loss and grief is always hard but when it takes you by surprise it can be a particularly bitter blow.

Depression and suicide are more common than we care to admit – and it’s important to understand the nature of the beast that can so easily destroy people’s lives.

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