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Americans diagnosed with serious mental illnesses die 15 to 30 years before the average American. This is a larger discrepancy than factors such as race, ethnicity, geographic status or socioeconomic status. Rather than passing away from complications from mental illness, patients die from treatable illnesses such as diabetes and cardiac issues.

Join us today as we discuss why these patients die sooner as well as bone marrow transplants and recent fitness research.

If you or someone you know needs help, you can call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-8255. You can also visit www.findtreatment.samhsa.gov. 

Forty-three of the largest public universities in the U.S. do not track student suicides, according to recent findings from The Associated Press, despite efforts to improve mental health on campus.

It's tough to be a teenager. Hormones kick in, peer pressures escalate and academic expectations loom large. Kids become more aware of their environment in the teen years — down the block and online. The whole mix of changes can increase stress, anxiety and the risk of depression among all teens, research has long shown.

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After years being one of the most obese states, Ohio is finally on the decline.  On a national scale, Suicide rates have risen drastically in the past decade or so.  Depression may be going unnoticed in most adult sufferers. Also, the FDA has released new regulations banning 19 chemicals from future use, specifically those found in antibacterial soap.  The cosmetic industry could enter a battle with the FDA concerning future regulations. 

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There is new evidence suggesting that breakfast may not be "the most important meal of the day," as was previously held to be conventional wisdom. And, The Biggest Loser has been under scrutiny since it was discovered some contestants had trouble keeping off the weight they lost on the show. This hour, two former contestants share how they have been able to keep the weight off. Also, depression is commonly treated with antidepressants, but there may be other natural, alternative solutions to help. 

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This hour, we will talk about adults living with unrecognized ADHD and discuss why it goes undetected, what the trends have been and how diagnoses are being made. Also, the controversy over new mammogram screenings and why the guidelines have changed. And why, for the first time, the U.S Preventative Services Task Force is recommending that women get screened for depression during and after pregnancy. 

11:00 In the winter, it can be hard to kickstart your car's engine. But if you've tried to get out of bed on a January morning, you've probably had trouble kickstarting yourself. This hour we'll talk about how to fill your body with nutritional high-test. We'll also learn how to help kids with anxiety and depression, and more on the rollout of Obamacare. Guests

Adolescent Depression on Rise

Apr 16, 2010

24 year old Leslie Coccia remembers feeling isolated and self conscious as a middle schooler. Her feelings of isolation stayed with her through high school and college. "A lot of my obsessions that I talk to you about when I would write things down in a journal a lot of it would have to do with looking at other girls and comparing my body to them."

Leslie was self conscious partly because she has cerebral palsy. Her right side is weaker and she walks with a limp.