Treatment for Depression will be discussed in "Champions of Industry" with host Jimmy Johnson

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An in-depth look into treatment options will be featured in content for Public Television...

Jimmy Johnson will host an upcoming episode of the award winning Champions of Industry series with a focus on depression. Johnson, the former head coach of the University of Miami and Dallas Cowboys football teams, will explore this sensitive issue in-depth in an effort to educate the public about its importance and prevalence.

Depression affects 14.8 million American adults each year. This constitutes nearly 7 percent of all Americans age 18 and over. Around 1 in 8 adolescents suffers from clinical depression. Yet these statistics only reflect the number of Americans who actually report their depression. Many keep depression a secret and suffer in silence. If the true numbers were reported on this issue, the statistic of those afflicted would likely double. The piece will also explore the dangers of depression. Depressed individuals are much more likely to suffer heart attacks and experience numerous other health problems. This new segment will examine the demographics of depression to pinpoint symptoms and causes.

The Champions of Industry series is an award winning production that aims to educate viewers on a wide range of important subjects. The program's content is developed with the assistance of industry leaders throughout the world. Champions of Industry is individually distributed by way of a satellite uplink to a number of Public Television stations in the USA. This program is not affiliated with PBS. If you would like to find out more about past or future episodes of Champions of Industry, you can do so by heading over to http://www.championsofindustry.com.

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