Will to live found with newer depression therapies


Will Lippincott spent decades trying to overcome depression, and almost gave up. At the end of his rope, he tried a variant form of cognitive behavior therapy developed to provide a "rubric for figuring out what was causing my anxiety, anger or sadness." For him, it is working.

D.B.T. [Dialetical Behavior Therapy] is a relatively young therapy. There is much more research to be done. Still, there is already compelling evidence of its effectiveness in its modified, less expensive formats. Mental health professionals and patients need to consider it directly alongside the usual programs and not as a treatment of last resort.

The image above depicts the suicide rate per 100,000 people across the world, according to the World Health Organization's figures.