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Are we listening? (Our youth examined)

In the early portion of the sermon given by my pastor last Sunday, he indicated that major depression and suicide in the United States has risen to such a shocking number that we should be calling this an “epidemic.” Some of the statistics he was throwing out there were hard to swallow. Not that I don’t trust his information to be accurate, but I personally needed to verify the data for myself.

I used the word “shocking,” but this is downright scary!

According to Blue Cross Blue Shield, the diagnosis of major depression in the United States rose 33 percent between 2003 and 2017. The alarm bell...