Thursday, June 04, 2009

TN Tops In Depression, But There's Free Donuts On Friday

A new federal report cites Tennessee as having the highest rate of people who have had depression episodes in the past year:

The report, released Thursday, listed 9.8 percent of Tennesseans age 18 and older had such an occurrence. Hawaii had the lowest, 5.0 percent.

The report was developed by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration based on 2006 and 2007 surveys on drug use and health. The agency is within the Department of Health and Human Services.

Tennessee also ranked high in some other categories, including tobacco use and use of illicit drugs other than marijuana."

But, there is some good news today too (not to dismiss the debilitating effects of the previously mentioned conditions).

Friday is Free Donut Day at Krispy Kreme and Dunkin Donuts.

These are indeed tough days we live in. Perhaps if we can just learn to manage to good days and the bad days with a bit more perspective .... maybe things could improve. I for one think we should have a monthly free donut day.

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