The recent news of Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade’s deaths by suicide have served as solemn reminders of the significant toll that depression can take on people who struggle with the disease. An expert at VCU weighs in with some tips on how to talk with those in your life who may be struggling with depression or suicidal thoughts.
Esther Bogin, a 50-year-old manager from Richmond, was diagnosed with lymphoma in July 2015 after discovering lumps just below her chin. A few weeks later, she received news that she had not only one potential donor, but three – and Ari Goldstein, a 23-year-old first-year medical student from Owings Mills, was confirmed to be a 100 percent match.
Bon Secours Richmond Health System commissioned local artist Hamilton Glass, along with alumni from Art 180, to create the mixed media artistic interpretation of the photo portraits of the 21 African American physicians who, along with Sarah Garland Jones, M.D., founded what is now Bon Secours Richmond Community Hospital.