Hope Can Spring from Tragedy

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.

Feel free to pass this along to anyone else in your life who you feel might be encouraged by the interview.


John DeDakis
CNN Senior Copy Editor
(“The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer”)
Author, “Fast Track” and “Bluff” (mystery-suspense)

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I'm a former Senior Copy Editor on CNN's "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer" and the author of three mystery-suspense novels: "Fast Track," "Bluff," and "Troubled Water." Book four in the Lark Chadwick mystery series, "Bullet in the Chamber," will be published October 15, 2016 by Strategic Media Books.
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