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    ON THE LINE: Talking About Depressioni
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    August 22, 2014 3:00 AM
    The WHO estimates that 350 million people around the world suffer from depression. That’s about four percent of the population, making depression the second-leading cause of disability. What are the causes of depression, why is it on the increase, and what can be done? “Talking About Depression” this week “On The Line.”

    ON THE LINE: Talking About Depression

    Published August 21, 2014

    The WHO estimates that 350 million people around the world suffer from depression. That’s about four percent of the population, making depression the second-leading cause of disability. What are the causes of depression, why is it on the increase, and what can be done? “Talking About Depression” this week “On The Line.”

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    #SyrianRefugees
    The #ParisAttacks have created an uncertain future for #SyrianRefugees who want to resettle in the United States. The House of Representatives has voted to suspend the acceptance of Syrians until the vetting process is reviewed and strengthened. The Senate is considering similar legislation. Meantime, polls, taken after the Paris attacks, show a sharp spike in Americans' concerns about terrorism in general and the Islamic State in particular. On this week’s HashtagVOA,  we take a closer look at the growing role of terror, refugees and national security
    in the 2016 Presidential Campaign.

    GUESTS
    Jim Malone:
    VOA National Correspondent
    Suzanne Meriden: Director of Operations, Syrian American Council
    Jennifer Merolla: Associate Professor, Claremont Graduate University
    Jenny Yang: Vice President of Advocacy and Policy, World Relief