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Sad Details Revealed About The 'Brave Girls' Author Stacey Radin's Suicide

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How Did Stacey Radin Die? Details 'Brave Girls' Author Suicide

A well-known psychologist and author hanged herself in her Manhattan apartment, authorities confirmed.

Stacey Radin, 52, was found deceased on the bathroom floor of her fifth-floor Sutton Place home by her husband late Wednesday night, the New York Post reports. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The clinical psychologist, who specializes in working with women and girls, left "multiple notes behind," a law enforcement source told the Post. Authorities did not release what the notes say.

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No criminal activity is suspected as it appears to be a suicide.

“She has a history of depression,” the source added, a mental illness she discussed battling in a 2017 article she wrote for Tonic.

"Understanding the guilt and shame is helpful,” she said. “As is surrounding yourself with others who can be objective and reflective and offer a voice of reason when you are questioning your own ability to push through and accept the circumstances surrounding the diagnosis." 

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"Although I've reached a point where I can tentatively say I'm managing my illness, I still have rough times (despite the medication) and it's not always possible to hide those from my kids," she continued. "I'm teaching them that it's okay to cry and worry about stuff and feel things you can't make sense of and ask for help."

Radin focused on gender equality, empowering young girls, and animal rights. She leaves behind two children and multiple pet dogs.

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She authored the book "Brave Girls: Raising Young Women with Passion and Purpose to Become Powerful Leaders" in 2015, which is described as "an empowering guide to cultivating confident, passionate, and powerful young leaders during the most formative stage of life: the middle school years."

She is also the creator of Unleashed, a leadership development program designed for adolescent girls, transforming them into powerful change makers, using animal rights and welfare as their platform, according to her LinkedIn profile.

According to the World Health Organization, over 300 million people worldwide suffer from depression. The mental illness affects more women than men and fewer than half of the people with depression seek treatment. The worst cases of depression can lead to suicide.

Suicide is the second leading cause of death in people aged 15-29, and 800,000 people commit suicide every year.

If you or someone you know is feeling suicidal, you are urged to call the Nation Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. 

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