Talking About Suicide | Connecticut Public Radio

Talking About Suicide

Aug 26, 2014

The recent death of actor Robin Williams left many people shocked, and it re-started the conversation about suicide, its warning signs, and ways to get help. We revisit a show we did about the illness last year.

We also hear a moving story about depression from author Andrew Solomon, who shared it at The Connecticut Forum earlier this year.


  • Dr. Harold Schwartz - Psychiatrist-in-chief and vice president of behavioral health, Hartford Hospital and The Institute of Living; director, Department of Psychiatry
  • Dr. Lisa Namerow - Child and adolescent psychiatrist and director, consultation services to Connecticut Children's Medical Center at Institute of Living, Hartford Hospital
  • Andrea Duarte - Behavioral health program manager at Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, and co-cChair of the Connecticut Suicide Advisory Board
  • Marisa Porco - President, Jordan Matthew Porco Memorial Foundation

This show originally aired on September 9, 2013.