‘Brave Girls’ author & popular psychologist hangs herself, leaves behind ‘several notes’: Police

A popular New York author and psychologist hanged herself inside her Manhattan apartment on Wednesday, a law enforcement source confirmed.

New York Post reports that 52-year-old Stacey Radin, a prominent voice for young girls and animal rights, was found deceased in her apartment off of East 58th Street on Wednesday night at around 10:45 p.m. According to police, Radin’s husband found her inside the apartment, along with several suicide notes. First responders arrived and pronounced her dead on the scene.

Radin, who reportedly had a history of depression, wrote the 2016 book, “Brave Girls: Raising Young Women with Passion and Purpose to Become Powerful Leaders.” She was also a well-known psychologist who frequently discussed severe depression issues. In 2017, she wrote an article for Tonic entitled, “My Depression Made Me a Better Parent.”

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“Worldwide, depression is the biggest cause of disability. After cancer, suicide is the second leading cause of death in 15 to 29 year olds,” she wrote in the article.

Radin was the founder of Unleashed, a girl empowerment program that helped to “strengthen their powerful at a vulnerable age.” The program also focused on animal rights and welfare.

It’s still unclear what the notes Radin left behind entailed. No criminal charges are expected.

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[Feature Photo: Stacey Radin/Facebook]