Dr. Jackie sat down with Nancy Rappaport, MD, and author of In Her Wake – A Child Psychiatrist Explores the Mystery of Her Mother’s Suicide.
In 1963 when Dr. Rappaport was only four years old her mother died by suicide. Years later she began to investigate her mother’s life and the mysteries surrounding her death; and explore the impact of her mother’s suicide from the perspective of a daughter, psychiatrist, wife and mother of three. Over the next number of years Dr. Rappaport began to understand more about the complicated nature of loss, reconciliation and healing.
This conversation between two women who understand the issues of loss and the importance of open and honest communication in families is a must-hear!
Dr. Rappaport is assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School where she teaches undergraduates, medical students, and residents about child development; supervises child psychiatry fellows in local schools; is a board certified child and adolescent psychiatrist; and has worked with the Cambridge public schools as an attending child and adolescent psychiatrist for more than 18 years.
Don’t miss this conversation!
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