Medical Center of Aurora December 06, 2016

Ryan Laber, husband of a Highlands Ranch mother who was found dead with her two young sons last week, spoke publicly on Saturday about his wife’s battle with depression.

All three died from gunshot wounds and Jennifer Laber’s wounds were self-inflicted.

"Depression is a disease. It is insidious, coercive and often operates in silence," Laber said.

"Depression can alter reality and uproot every sensibility. We reached a point years ago where the darkness had subsided for a family to be born."

9News spoke to The Medical Center of Aurora psychologist Dr. Shawn Daugherty about the incidence of depression in women and what those affected by this disease can do to seek help for themselves or loved ones.

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