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For Baby Boomers Everywhere, Robin Williams Death is No Laughing Matter

August 12th, 2014

By Leigh Anne Jasheway NABBW’s Associate for Boomer Humor   Note: This article is republished with permission from Leigh Anne Jasheway\’s blog.  Robin Williams is gone, tragically by his own hand. Another brilliant soul so tortured that the only way out seemed to be the final one. As a stand-up comic and someone who teaches people to use comedy writing to create laughter from the negative thoughts and emotions that we all deal with every day, Robin’s passing (and Richard Jeni’s suicide 7 years ago) has affected me deeply. I know that comedy is an amazing life skill that allows... Read More

Why Men Commit Suicide: The Three Warning Signs Most People Miss

July 18th, 2013

Why Men Commit Suicide: The Three Warning Signs Most People Miss By Jed Diamond, Ph.D., LCSW NABBW’s Male Menopause Expert Recently I received a review copy of the book, Lonely at the Top: The High Cost of Men’s Success by Thomas Joiner, Ph.D. I was happy to offer a review. Dr. Joiner is one of the world’s leading experts on suicide and has published two previous books, Myths about Suicide (Harvard University Press 2010) and Why People Die by Suicide (Harvard University Press 2005). Dr. Joiner and I share a professional interest in suicide prevention. Suicide is a major world-wide epidemic... Read More

Beyond the Tears: A True Survivor’s Story

October 18th, 2010

Beyond the Tears: A True Survivor’s Story Lynn C. Tolson http://beyondthetears.blogspot.com/ Reviewed by Anne Holmes for the NABBW This is one of those “can’t put it down” thrillers. It even begins with a “dark and stormy night:” “That night, December 20, 1978, the radio reported the most rain in Phoenix in one hundred years. Broadcasters called it the flood of the century. While I was driving, I listened to reports of accumulated rainfall and road closures. “Stay off the streets,” the announcer warned. The wet pavement reflected the colored holiday lights that adorned cactus.... Read More