Idaho State University researcher Mark Austin seeks clues for combating depression and suicide

Idaho State University researcher Mark Austin seeks clues for combating depression and suicide September, 7, 2016 The facts related to suicide and its incidence in Idaho are staggering, among them, Idaho is ranked sixth in the nation in suicide rates and Idaho State University researcher Mark Austin wants to do more to understand this problem and how it relates to major depression. Mark Austin “Considering the overall population density of Idaho, that suicide rate is really high, and it is the 10th leading cause of death overall in the state,” said Austin, chair and professor of the ISU Department of Biological Sciences. Austin was recently the keynote speaker for the statewide 14th annual Idaho INBRE Research Conference in Moscow. His talk focusing on major depressive disorders, which relates to suicide,…


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