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These 4 short L-words can help reveal if you might be depressed

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A simple 4-word checklist can help you decide if you or a loved one is at risk.

From 2005 to 2015, depression rates in kids between the ages of 12 to 17 spiked, and the suicide rate for teenage girls is now the highest it's been in four decades.

Experts aren't sure what's causing the disturbing trend, but they're concerned about the mental health of the country.

The hope is that people trained in "mental health first aid" will be better able to start conversations, lend a helping hand, and share compassion for friends, colleagues, neighbors and other fellow New Yorkers who are dealing with mental health issues.

Is you/your loved one's mental state having an impact on the person's ability to:

That means more than 1 in every 20 Americans are suffering from depression at any given time.

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