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Suicide survivor, author to speak to Needham residents

Posted by Jaclyn Reiss  October 3, 2013 10:00 AM

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Craig Miller, author of “This is How it Feels: Attempting Suicide and Finding Life," recently gave a speech in Wakefield, Mass. during the opening ceremony of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention community walk.

When Craig Miller was 20 years old, he sat on the edge of a bed and swallowed 250 pills in a suicide attempt. Miller, who is now in his 30s, lived to tell the tale - and counts on continuing to do so.

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Miller, who wrote a memoir titled “This is How it Feels: Attempting Suicide and Finding Life," will speak to Needham residents this month about how he battled with obsessive-compulsive disorder and mental illness, and how he came back from the lowest point in his life.

The event will take place Tuesday, Oct. 29 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Needham Public Library at 1139 Highland Ave. The talk will be hosted by the Needham Coalition for Suicide Prevention.

"This is How it Feels" was released in 2012, and in its first week earned a spot on Amazon's top 100 best seller's list, according to Miller's Facebook page.

For more information on Miller and his book, visit his website.

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