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April 29, 2013, by Debra Stang, Alliance of Hope blog.

• October 5, 2011, in Chicago’s Windy City Times (bottom page 36):
Prolific gay author and activist Eric Marcus is one of our community’s most important writer-historians. All of his books provide insight into issues of importance to LGBT life and history. Why Suicide? is a re-issue that has been updated and revised, and it could not be more timely, given the continued depressing rate of LGBT suicides, among the young and older. Marcus’ father committed suicide, so this issue has been close to him most of his life. The book is a required read for anyone who cares about the why, how and getting beyond a suicide of a friend or family member. This is not about gay or straight, but of course it is informed by Marcus’ own gay lens.

• October 7, 2010Library Journal (only available to Library Journal members).

• Fall 2010 Edition of “Suicide Survivor,” a publication of the American Association of Suicidology (no link available).

• November 30, 2010, by Mervyn Kaufman, ”The Good Men’s Project” magazine.

• March 19, 1996, by Leroy Aarons, The Advocate.


• RADIO:  “Finding Compassion After Suicide,” On Being with Krista Tippett, September 10, 2015.

• VIDEO:  Living life in the aftermath of a suicide.  A panel discussion on CCTV with Kevin Hines, February 7, 2015.

• RADIO:  Coping with the holidays in the aftermath of a suicide on NPR’s Tell Me More, December 23, 2013.

RADIO:  WAMC Northeast Public Radio, February 9, 2011.

• PRINT: Therese Borchard, who writes the “Beyond Blue” blog at,
interviews Eric about Why Suicide? on  Also published in
BeliefNet’s “Your Peace of Mind” newsletter.



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