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Posted: Thursday, October 10, 2013 10:30 am

Dear Editor:

It was sad to read about the Connecticut dental hygienist Miriam Carey, who was killed by police trying to ram her car into a White House barrier with her 1-year-old girl in the car. She reportedly had suffered from depression for many years. There are thousands of men and women nationwide who suffer from this insidious mental disease. It must be addressed and studied more for all concerned.

My wife is one of those who has suffered for many years from this disease. And at one point she had severe suicidal thoughts. Yet through medication and treatment her condition has become manageable.

But there are many who are not being treated or whose practitioners do not follow up with their patients, and in some cases drop patients whose condition they deem to be too severe. This I find quite troubling. More must be done for those who suffer from mental depression and can cause harm to themselves and to others, or more will surely die.

Frederick R. Bedell Jr.
Glen Oaks Village

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