Linda Gray Sexton on the Legacy of Suicide

March 27, 2011

Linda Gray Sexton's struggle was to avoid repeating her mother's tragic mistakes.  Sexton is the daughter of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, Anne Sexton, who killed herself at the age of 45.   In her memoir, "Half In Love", Linda Gray Sexton describes in vivid detail her own, lifelong battle against depression and suicide.  She tells Jim Fleming how her suicidal impulse arose in no small part from her complex relationship with her mother.