Marian Keyes on her battle with depression: "I begged my mother for permission to kill myself"

'I begged my mother for permission to kill myself': Bestselling author Marian Keyes opens up about her dark battle with depressionThe author has suffered from crippling depression since 2009She pulled through her darkest days with help from a therapistThe author has spoken of how baking has helped her cope By Steve Nolan PUBLISHED: 09:13 GMT, 12 April 2013 | UPDATED: 10:07 GMT, 12 April 2013 Battle: Best-selling author Marian Keyes has told how her depression drove her to beg her mother to let her kill herself in 2010 Bestselling author Marian Keyes has revealed how her crippling depression led her to beg her mother for permission to kill herself.

Toddler beats leukaemia after receiving life-saving stem cell transplant from the U.S

'I wish I could thank the mother who saved my son's life': Mum's delight as toddler beats leukaemia with stem cells donated by mystery woman in the US William Morris was diagnosed with leukaemia at just six weeks old and intensive chemotherapy failed to eradicate the diseaseHe needed a stem cell transplant to help his body make new blood cellsA match was found in the U.S.

Samut Prakarn Crocodile Farm: Depressed woman “fed herself to crocodiles” at popular Thai tourist attraction

Depressed woman “fed herself to crocodiles” at popular Thai tourist attraction. A woman who was suffering from depression is believed to have fed herself to the crocodiles at a popular tourist attraction in Thailand.

The beast of East River: Was washed-up pig really a dead rat (or maybe a dog)?

Mystery of the beast of the East River: Was washed-up pig really a dead rat – or even a dog. Dubbed the “Manhattan monster”, a horrifying mystery creature with a mutilated face, snarling snout and five toes on each foot has washed up under the Brooklyn Bridge, perplexing New Yorkers.

Brave father told TWICE he was going to die was saved when doctors took off his entire face to remove a brain tumour – and put it back in time for his…

Brave father has entire face taken off to remove brain tumour – and is now looking forward to his wedding | UPDATED: 16:25 GMT, 23 May 2012 A father who was told twice he was going to die from a brain tumour was saved when doctors pulled the skin down from his face to remove the growth – and is now looking forward to getting married.

Desperate girl, 12, has mysterious disease that means her stomach won"t stop swelling

Desperate girl, 12, has mystery disease that means her stomach won't stop swelling | UPDATED: 16:39 GMT, 28 March 2012 A 12-year-old girl with a rare disease has a stomach so swollen she looks like she is on the verge of giving birth.

Titanic pictures: Extraordinary sonar images show full map of shipwreck on ocean floor

At rest on the seabed: The wreck of the Titanic as never seen before after sonar images reveal details of the doomed liner