Depression in Utah

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Depression in Utah is a serious problem. "Utah leads the nation in prescriptions for anti-depressants, according to a recent study." [1] Some have attributed this to this and that. Yet, it remains obvious that with such a Mormon presence in UT, as well as their teachings to live perfect and worthy lives, a good portion of residents in UT (especially LDS) experience depression to one degree or another. It has even been said that there is a "mental health mystery" in Utah which psychiatrists speak of. [2] Aside from the theological implications, depression in Utah is a serious matter that deserves attention and time.

"The culture, I think, says it's OK. You know, do the best you can, be cheerful and happy and if it doesn't work, then go to professional help." -Bobbie Coray

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