But the scarcity of mental health providers and treatment options causes many patients to go without care and many people with mental illnesses end up in jail.
Stoicism holds that the key to a good, happy life is the cultivation of an excellent mental state, which the Stoics identified with virtue and being rational.
An estimated 300 to 400 doctors kill themselves each year, and the suicide rate is more than double that of the general population.
A substantial percentage of those who have depression can shake it off and go on to thrive.
Health care providers have treated the mind and body separately and cared for them under different systems.
Those closest to those who take their lives are often tormented, wondering if there is something they could have – or should have – known to prevent their loved one’s suicide.