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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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Sorrowing old man ('At Eternity's Gate')

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

America Commits Suicide

The Absence of Hope

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 »

Theater Review (LA): The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs at Theatre Asylum

Mike Daisey's controversial monologue receives a makeover in Theatre Asylum's new production. Read More »

Music Review: Lost in the Trees – A Church That Fits Our Needs

Picker's tribute to his late mother: sad, uplifting, brutal, and always honest. Read More »