Musi, an African elephant, is one of Fresno Chaffee Zoo's five elephants enrolled in the Elephant Welfare Initiative. Courtesy of the Fresno Chaffee Zoo hide caption

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Fitness Trackers Aim To Improve The Health And Happiness Of Zoo Elephants

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When There's No Therapist, How Can The Depressed Find Help?

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Emil Girardi, 83, and Shipra Narruhn, 67, chat in Girardi's San Francisco apartment. They were paired through a nonprofit called Little Brothers, Friends of the Elderly, which aims to relieve isolation and loneliness. Anna Gorman/KHN hide caption

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Easing Old People's Loneliness Can Help Keep Them Healthy

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Chris Gethard co-stars in Comedy Central's Broad City and in Mike Birbiglia's film Don't Think Twice. His one-man show, Career Suicide, details his experiences with depression. Atisha Paulson/Chris Gethard hide caption

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Manic And Depressed, 'I Didn't Like Who I Was,' Says Comic Chris Gethard

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The study looked at the relationship between women who used hormonal birth control, and antidepressant use, and diagnoses of serious depression. AJPhoto/Science Source hide caption

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Natalie Dunnege and her son, Strazh, work on an art project at home in San Francisco. Her health insurance would cover therapy sessions to help with her depression, Dunnege says, but she hasn't been able to find a counselor who is taking new patients. Sheraz Sadiq/KQED hide caption

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Single Mom's Search For Therapist Hampered By Insurance Companies

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Virginia Anderlini (right) was the first private client to try out Dr. Sonya Kim's new virtual reality program for the elderly, and says she's eager to see more. Kim's handful of programs are still at the demo stage. Kara Platoni/KQED hide caption

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Doctors who diagnosed Shariah Vroman-Nagy with bipolar disorder wanted to keep her in the hospital for treatment, but her insurance company wouldn't cover the stay. Andreas Fuhrmann for KQED hide caption

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Depressed Teen's Struggle To Find Mental Health Care In Rural California

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Asking Mom: 'Did You Know I Was Depressed In High School?'

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Suicide rates for women and girls are on the rise. Eva Bee/Ikon Images/Getty Images hide caption

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Suicide Rates Climb In U.S., Especially Among Adolescent Girls

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High school students in Tanzania gather in a Mental Health Listening Club — first comes the soap opera, then the chance to ask questions about topics like depression. Omar Dabaghi-Pacheco for Farm Radio International hide caption

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