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Book Review: ‘The Shadow Cabinet: Shades of London’ by Maureen Johnson

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Rory and her group, known as the ghost squad find their own time running out as they search for their friend, and contain the damage that is engendered by Jane and her own group as they try to unleash a nightmare on the city. Can they stop the damage and still find Stephen before it is too late? Read More »

Book Review: ‘A Reunion of Ghosts’, The Portrait of a Complicated Family by Judith Claire Mitchell

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The Alter sisters, Lady, Vee and Delph are truly and eclectic mix of strange, interesting and absurd. They live together now in their families apartment. Bad luck seems to follow them the same as that of their lineage, and yet they know that no matter what happens they have each other. Their sense of humor is intact and they use it to keep themselves and each other entertained. Read More »

Book Review: ‘The Black Hour’ by Lori Rader-Day

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Rader-Day draws her heroine’s character with an Exact-o knife, leaving her sharp edges intact. Read More »

An Open Letter to the Suicidal and the Disease of Depression (R.I.P. Robin Williams)

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Robin Williams's comedy was part of my recovery. I watched until I could recite his jokes by heart. His death is especially hurtful because it was his comedy I often returned to for relief Read More »

The Truth About Hugs, Oxytocin, and Mental Illness

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Mental illness cannot be scared off or hugged away. Read More »

Book Review: ‘The Reflections of Queen Snow White’ by David Meredith

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Can a fairytale happily ever after life really exist, or it that the real fairytale? Read More »

How Prozac-Haters Hurt People with Major Depression

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Those who denigrate psychopharmaceuticals in favor of a spiritual approach to depression can end up harming some sufferers. Read More »

America Commits Suicide

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More people die each year from suicide in America than from car crashes or murders. In fact, you’re three times more likely to kill yourself than you are to be murdered, and that number is rising. Read More »

The Real Reason for Underfunding Suicide Prevention

The reality that a dead person doesn't cost anything drives opinions and decisions. Read More »

Theater Review (LA): Marilyn – My Secret at Macha Theatre

Familiar incidents in the life of Marilyn Monroe are retold in this by-the-numbers comedy-drama. Read More »