Discussing Depression and Suicide
There's something personal I'd like to share with you: Several years ago, my sister killed herself. It was the worst day of my life. But hope can spring from tragedy. Dr. Reef Karim, a Los Angeles psychiatrist on the faculty of the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute, interviewed me about suicide -- a theme that runs throughout my mystery/suspense novel "Fast Track," drawn, in part, from my sister's suicide.
The interview is now available as a podcast sponsored by The Depression is Real Coalition, a group dedicated to helping people who suffer from depression. Here's the link to our conversation: http://depressionisreal.org/podcast/archive_2008_01.php. It's program #34. I hope you'll give it a listen, and check out the coalition's web site: http://depressionisreal.org.
Feel free to pass this along to anyone else in your life who you feel might be encouraged by the interview.
CNN Senior Copy Editor
("The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer")
Author, FAST TRACK
(hardcover: ISBN 1-59507-094-X)
(paperback: ISBN 1-59507-102-4)
web site: http://www.johndedakis.com/