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LAND OF THE STRESSED

Why are Americans so sad?

The tragic deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, and others like them, has brought new awareness to the rapidly growing public health problem of suicide in the US

Suicide rates in the US have increased nearly 30% in less than 20 years, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported June 7. These…

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