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  • Our say: We need courage to face suicide, depression

    Courage comes in many forms, and most of them don't get you any medals. A week ago we ran a story about the courage and persistence that got Rachel Vander Kolk, a standout athlete and a recent graduate of Severna Park High School, through a couple of years most of us wouldn't even want to contemplate — the years after her twin sister, Tracy, committed suicide.
  • Bonus Years: Robin Williams and the prevalence of later-life suicide

    Robin Williams made us laugh in life. Now, in death, he makes us think. Williams' death makes us think because he died by his own hand. "How could he," we ask. He had everything — including four Oscar nominations and one win for "Good Will Hunting...

    Rachel Vander Kolk story [Letter]

    Thank you so much for your recent story on Rachel Vander Kolk (The Capital, Aug. 10, "Reclaiming Rachel"). It was a beautiful portrait of a strong and resilient young woman and I know that many readers took heart from her story of persevearance and hope....

    Guest column: Never safe to ignore depression

    Guest column: Never safe to ignore depression
    Throughout the day and evening last Monday, we all received the word: Robin Williams had committed suicide. We were deeply saddened, shocked and in disbelief. He had enormous exuberance, energy, creativity and vitality. He was such an incredibly talented,...

    Persistence, acceptance helped Rachel Vander Kolk navigate twin sister's death

    Persistence, acceptance helped Rachel Vander Kolk navigate twin sister's death
    It has been more than two years since Rachel Vander Kolk woke in the middle of the night to learn her twin sister, Tracy, had taken her own life. "Why didn't I notice anything?" Rachel said. "I felt like I should have recognized she was hurting...