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Hope Can Spring From Tragedy
By John DeDakis
Last edited: Saturday, May 29, 2010
Posted: Saturday, May 29, 2010



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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.phpIt'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.

Thanks!
 
John DeDakis 
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) 

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http://www.johndedakis.com/


 

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Reviewed by m j hollingshead 6/7/2010
inspirational, thought provoking read, congratulations on your book
Reviewed by D Johnson 5/29/2010
John, congratulations on your book, I hope it flies off the book shelves.

Cheers,
Dan

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