|Gore Vidal, Elise Cowen, and Ruth Weiss (L-R)|
Given my personal history with depression, I should note here that Cowen ended her own life (not dissimilarly to Natalie Jackson) by throwing herself out of her parents' 7th floor window. Tragically, the bulk of her work was discarded after she took her own life (click HERE).
If you are thinking about suicide or just need someone to talk to about emotional distress in your life, you can text Crisis Text Line at 741741 or call the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988. And please share these resources with friends who seem at risk.
RIP, Mr.* Vidal and Ms.* Weiss, and Happy Birthday, Ms.* Cowen.
*These are guesses at preferred salutations. If I'm wrong, let me know.