Author speaks out about suicide

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POSTED: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 4:41pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, August 30, 2011 - 9:15am

An NBC33 Special Report...A well-known child psychiatrist is speaking out about that tragedy that ripped her family apart. Nancy Rappaport was only four years old when her mother committed suicide. Now, 45 years later, she is the author of "In Her Wake," a book about her experience with suicide and the ways that it shaped her life. More than 33,000 people commit suicide each year in the United States, but the topic still remains taboo. Rappaport says people need to open up about suicide to stop it from happening. If you are concerned about a friend or loved one, talk to them. For more information about the Baton Rouge Crisis Intervention Center, check out their website at For immediate help call THE PHONE. It's a 24-hour crisis line. (225) 924-3900 or (800) 437-0303 LSU - (225) 924-LSU1 (225) 923-2114 or (877) 923-2114 To get information on the suicide survivor program (called L.O.S.S) contact Buddy Knox at