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Unformatted text preview: campaigns are unclear. Even if the programs somehow fail, people will know that the mental health community is working very hard in order to solve this crisis. I’ve been a strong believer in helping those who think they can’t be helped. As a person who suffered from depression, I know exactly what it’s like to have destructive and unhealthy thoughts linger. While I was miserable, seeking help was the last thing I wanted to do, as I felt helpless and hopeless, and I knew that no one could help me. I also feared the stigma of being a depressed person. Creating public information campaigns and distributing help and awareness broadly through the public sounds like a fantastic idea to me. Targeting everyone, including those who suffer from this disease the most. 1 Abnormalities in the prefrontal cortex of the brain show a genetic link to those with suicidal tendencies, proving that suicide is not only environmental but also biological. 2...
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- Spring '08
- Sean McDermott, public information campaigns