Is depression killing overseas students? A new study from UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles) found that more than 10 percent of the 150,000 college freshmen surveyed said they were "frequently" depressed in the past year. Only 40% of respondents thought their emotions were healthy. According to statistics, more than 50% of foreign students have experienced depressive symptoms in varying degrees. According to WHO statistics, there are 350 million people suffering from depression worldwide, and it is expected that by 2020 it will become the second largest human disease after heart disease. Depression has an incidence of about 11% worldwide. 15% of serious patients choose suicide to end their lives. Two-thirds of patients have suicidal thoughts. The number of suicide deaths due to depression is as high as 1 million annually. About 40 million people suffer from depression in China, which means that one out of every 35 people suffers from depression, and the number of people suffering from depression is still increasing at a rate of about 10% per year. "I live in the Carlton of the University of Melbourne, and every day I see a lot of Melbourne University’s
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