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Cobain Cousin’s Book Targets Teenage Depression

Associated Press

A cousin of the late grunge star Kurt Cobain has written a book to help teenagers combat depression.

Bev Cobain didn’t know her cousin, Kurt, but she could tell from his tortured lyrics that he was depressed, she said.

Bev Cobain, a psychiatric nurse at Harrison hospital in Bremerton, was never able to connect with the lead singer of Nirvana before he took his life in April 1994 in Seattle.

Since then she has heard from many of his fans who want to talk about their own suicidal feelings, she said.

To help them, she’s writing a book that talks to teens about depression. “Nothing Matters Anymore: A Survival Guide for Depressed Teens,” is due out next spring. The publisher is Free Spirit of Minneapolis.

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