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Anchored by Jake Tapper, The Lead airs at 4 p.m. ET on CNN.

Anchored by Jake Tapper, The Lead airs at 4 p.m. ET on CNN.

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How many terrorists have actually been taken out in the latest round of airstrikes?

How many terrorists have actually been taken out in the latest round of airstrikes?

August 12th, 2014
05:55 PM ET

Were Robin Williams' depression and genius from the same part of his brain?

(CNN) – Marin County police offered more details about how legendary comedian Robin Williams took his own life Tuesday.

The question as to why someone commits suicide, and what if anything could have been done to prevent it, is one that haunts so many of us.

Still others are haunted by those same demons that Williams fought, and find it difficult to discuss their struggles.

More people in the U.S. now die of suicide than in car accidents, the Centers for Disease Control announced last year. And the rate of deaths by suicide is rising in the U.S., more than 100 people a day. Experts say the actual numbers are likely higher

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta joins "The Lead with Jake Tapper" to discuss.

We also want to provide our readers with the number to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK. You can call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For more resources on coping with depression, click here.

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