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Alice Clark

True Life Story
Strength and Courage

by Alice Davidson Clark

How could I know that major depressive disorder would change the course of my life? How could such a merciless mental illness show me the purpose of my life?

I believe that I am one of the lucky ones. The right diagnosis, the right medications, the right doctor, the right therapist and the right treatment plan came together at the right time to save me... (more)

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Women experience twice the rate of depression as men, regardless of race or ethnic background.


About 12 million American women suffer from depression every year and about two-thirds don't get the help they need.

Estimates show one out of eight women will suffer from clinical depression ... (more)