The Depression Epidemic: Stats from the CDC



Statistics from the CDC about you may have suspected we have an epidemic on our hands. If this was a physical epidemic, you can bet that it would be headline news. But many people seem to think that  psychological suffering is less of a priority than physical suffering.

Fortunately we can do a lot about it. In case you haven’t seen it, you can find lots of suggestions on this page:


If you get the blues one of my favorite suggestions is gardening. It fulfills three of the “correlates” of happiness: Exercise (and vitamin D), relationships (you can garden with a companion, including perhaps nature, a very attractive and patient partner), and “flow.” A lot if new studies on vitamin D and mood are coming out, take for example


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