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Published: Friday, April 26 2013 7:20 p.m. MDT

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terra nova
Park City, UT

It is clear that many people (with good-intentions) simply have no ability to understand clinical depression. They think that because they've had the occasional blue-day, they know. But their knowledge is like comparing snorkeling to diving to bone-crushing depths.

There are ways to glimpse those black depths without going there. William Styron's autobiographical account of his own experience, "Darkness Visible, a Memoir of Madness" is miraculous on many levels. It is remarkable that he was able to write anything as he moved in depths so deep that all light seemed dark. Some say that rising from those depths engenders a kind of mental nitrogen narcosis. If the bends do not kill, they will often seem worse than death and the first glimmers of light can be the distorted gleam of the reapers sickle.

Sigh.

I also recommend Andrew Solomon's much longer, but insightful work: "The Noonday Demon, An Atlas of Depression."

JD
Las Vegas, NV

This video avoids the truth. Utah has led the nation in male teenage suicides for decades. More than not, many of the teen male suicides are issues related to homosexuality. The Mormon church continues to treat this issue with hatred and discrimination. I totally disagree with the guy in the video stating that "religion does not have anything to do with suicides, that religion is a safety zone that helps prevent suicides." Bologna! The show wants everyone to "talk" yet nobody will speak about the truth. Grade F

Aunt Sue
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

AuntSue
I knew about the program but was unable to watch it. With a recent suicide death in our family, I really needed to see this program. Can it be offered on-line for viewing? Thank you.

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