b'MIKE WALLACE Mike Wallace, co-anchor of 60 Minutes, has informed millions of people with his documentaries. Over the course of his long career, Wallace has experienced psychosomatic pain, severe depression, and suicidal thoughts. Since 1993, the antidepressant Zoloft, combined with therapy, has kept his depression under control. Wallace appeared in the 1998 HBO documentary Dead Blue: Surviving Depression and worked to destigmatize the illness. DEPRESSION Depression is a broad category that can encompass feelings of sadness, difficulties adjusting with a depressed mood and a major depressive disorder (MDD). MDD affects millions of Americans every year and is the leading cause of disability in the U.S. for the ages of 1544 (NIMH, 2006). The lifetime prevalence of MDD is 6.2 percent. Unlike the normal emotional experiences of sadness, loss or passing mood states, MDD is persistent and can significantly interfere with an individuals thoughts, behavior, mood, activity and overall health. MDD affects women twice as often as men for reasons that are not fully understood. More than half of individuals who experience a single episode of MDD will continue to have episodes that occur as frequently as once or even twice a year. Without treatment, the frequency ofMental Health Concerns159'