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What a woman with ALS taught me about depression

ALS seems to have withered all the muscles in Susan's body except her smile muscles. She smiles and smiles and smiles even though her husband, John, had to hold the ink pad and help her roll her inked thumb on the title page of her new book, Until I Say Goodbye, at a book signing last Saturday.

Susan, our colleague at The Palm Beach Post, is dying. For several years we knew something was wrong but Susan said nothing. I remember CNN interviewing her...
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God Bless the Mental Health Care Community… With Cash

Next to gun control, the new "it" cause is mental health care. There have been dozens of bills introduced in state legislatures and in Washington aimed at helping people with mental illnesses - especially adults.

News reports are chock full of stories about the lack of treatment for people with mental illnesses and the horrific consequences. There are tales of severe budget cuts, increases in homelessness and research programs eliminated.

Well, I don't want to sound like a...
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