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The Tragic Death of Robin Williams: Warning Signs of Suicide

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Gentle Readers, I am sure I am not alone in my shock at the news of the death of Robin Williams. His publicist's succinct statement - "He has been battling severe depression of late" - sparks more questions in lieu of an explanation because something so seemingly random to outsiders and to those who have never struggled with depression defies comprehension. We will never know his personal demons or the "black dog" that haunted him.

I ran a series of blog posts on the topic of depression last year in conjunction with Depression Awareness Month and "came out of the closet," as it were, about my own personal battle. Today I am re-posting in part 10 Signs You Should Know of the 10th Leading Cause of Death.

It's possible that there was nothing anyone could have done to prevent Robin Williams' death, but knowing the warning signs might help someone you know.


From October 20, 2013

Gentle Readers, Throughout the month of October, we have focused on Depr…

Five Random Things About Me

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Greetings, dear readers!             
I know I have been neglecting my blog miserably for the past few months, but I have been devoting as much time as I have away from my soul-sucking day job to WRITING! As in new novels!

So when Jo Lynne Valerie suggested that the featured authors for Authors After Dark (eeek! Only 3 days away!) share 5 random things about themselves, I figured even I could handle that (even though I should be packing for Charlotte!).

To that end, here are five random things your might not know about me:

#1:   I grew up as an only child (I found out I had a half-brother when I was 14) and - since we only had 4 TV channels and video games and VCRs didn't exist, I had to find innovative ways to entertain myself. I learned to read at an early age, and then I would play school with my collection of stuffed animals as my students. They never did very well on the tests. I would also have little wars with pennies, heads vs. tails. That last bit actually sounds rather …

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