Clinical depression is called the world’s number one mental disorder and ranks only behind heart disease as the country’s most disabling condition. It is also dangerous because it can all too often lead to suicide. Andrew and Barbara Taylor and the Crawford Taylor Foundation have committed $20 million to Washington University to fund research on mental illness, with a sharp focus on depression.
Host Don Marsh talks with Washington University psychiatrist Dr. Charles Zorumski about the new research initiative. Don also talks with Marian McCord, co-founder of CHADS Coalition for Mental Health, an organization started in memory of her son.