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12/13/2011 06:48 pm ET | Updated Jan 04, 2012

Ron Artest Talks Depression (VIDEO)

NBA Laker Metta World Peace (formerly Ron Artest) has depression. In a video released today by mtvU, he talks about his struggles with mental illness on and off the court and offers advice on getting help.

Depression is the leading cause of disability in the United States. In any given year, it affects nearly 7% of the population; over a lifetime, 16.5% of adults will battle with depression. Depression does not discriminate based on ethnicity, education, income, or marital status, according to the DSM-IV-TR.

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