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Cheslie Kryst's book debuts posthumously

Former Miss USA and Extra correspondent Cheslie Kryst shared her excitement about writing her first book, finishing the manuscript shortly before she died by suicide in 2022, at age 30. Her family says she battled severe depression for years. Now, her mother, April Simpkins, is honoring her daughter's wish by publishing her book. It's called "By the Time You Read This: The Space Between Cheslie's Smile and Mental Illness." April Simpkins joins us first on "CBS Mornings." For more information on Cheslie Kryst go to


Twin artists, and the healing power of art

Joe and Will Lawrance were identical twins who shared most everything, including an incredible gift for artistic expression. They also each suffered depression that led them to take their own lives. Now, their parents, Mark and Jan Lawrance, want their late sons to be remembered for their remarkable artwork (now on display at the Indy Art Center in Indianapolis), which they hope will give comfort and inspiration to others. Correspondent Jim Axelrod reports. (If you or someone you know is in emotional distress or a suicidal crisis, you can reach the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline by calling or texting 988.)


Former Marine helping vets through art

In our series "A More Perfect Union," we aim to show that what unites us as Americans is far greater than what divides us. In the U.S., it is estimated that about 41% of veterans struggle with their mental health, from depression and anxiety to sleep disorders or PTSD. Jessica Rambo, 36, is a retired Marine who traveled coast-to-coast on a bus she named The Painted Buffalo to help veterans struggling with their mental health through art therapy. Rambo says she has found a new way to help serve her country.

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