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The Current Mental Health Crisis and Meaning Therapy | Dr. Paul Wong
The Old Paradigm is No Longer Working. WHO World Mental Health (WMH) shows that trauma exposure is common; about 70% of people experience lifetime traumas. If untreated, traumas lead to depression, PTSD, and suicide. Suicide rates in the U.S. have increased nearly 30 percent in less than 20 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and prevention. Suicide among ages 10-24 was the second leading cause of death (2016 CDC WISQARS). These heart-wrenching statistics have received intense media coverage and national debates regarding the causes and solutions.