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Battling depression

Son’s suicide pushes parents to action

Depression especially seen during holidays

In this January photo, James and Mary Anne Clement of Ballston Lake pose with their son, James Jr., 44, who committed suicide in October after a battle with depression.
In this January photo, James and Mary Anne Clement of Ballston Lake pose with their son, James Jr., 44, who committed suicide in October after a battle with depression.
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On a Sunday evening in late October, James Clement Jr. texted his parents and told them he loved them. Not long after, he took his own life. The 44-year-old Shenendehowa High School graduate had battled depression for about six years, and the burden of the mental illness finally became too much for him to bear, said his parents, James and Mary Anne Clement of Ballston Lake. “He was just a really nice kid, you know, ...


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tgeorge12345
December 2, 2013
7:54 a.m.

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I sympathize with you. My son also had a lifelong problem with depression. He died on October 22 this year from pulmonary edema. He was 40 years old. We tried to get him help but his physical and mental pain was so great it was very hard for him to deal with. He also self medicated but with drugs. He was getting help but it just wasn't enough. I am so sorry for all of us who have dealt with mental illness. Sometimes it seems so hopeless

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