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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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From hard issues to hot topics, HashtagVOA explores what people are talking about on social media. And it’s a program in which you, the viewer, can join the worldwide conversation through Facebook and Twitter.  Host Cal Perry engages top experts to provide answers to your questions. The program airs each Tuesday at 1730 UTC on www.voanews.com and continues daily @HashtagVOA on Twitter and www.facebook.com/hashtagvoa

This Week's Program:

#CharlestonShooting
On the evening of June 17, 2015, nine people were gunned down in Charleston, South Carolina, in a church steeped in the history of the U.S. civil rights movement. The suspected shooter and his racist “manifesto,”  published on social media, have sparked a debate in the U-S about hate crime, gun control, the Confederate flag, and the definition of “terrorism.”  HashtagVOA discusses.


GUESTS
Joseph P. Riley Jr. :Mayor, City of Charleston
Keith Waring: District Seven Councilmember, Charleston City Council
Max Abrahms: Professor-Political Science, Northeastern University
Dave Cullen: Author, “Columbine”
Amanda Scott: VOA