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World in Progress: How Bhutan is tackling depression

In the small Himalayan nation of Bhutan, cases of depression and suicide have been increasing at rates health workers call "alarming." That's puzzling, given that the Buddhist kingdom is known for its official policy of "Gross National Happiness" that guides all aspects of life. So how is the country dealing with this sudden increase in depression?

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