This was just posted by my AJC colleague Aaron Gould Sheinin:
Georgia House Speaker Glenn Richardson (R-Hiram) suffers from depression and recently tried to take his own life.
Richardson, in a statement to the media, said he has been suffering from depression for the past two-and-a-half years since separating and subsequently divorcing his wife.
We’ve been told that Richardson told a group of Republican state lawmakers this afternoon. Bert Brantley, spokesman for Sonny Perdue, said the governor will not cut short his overseas trip.