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Robin Williams and Me: The Killer Among Us.

The death of Robin Williams makes Greg Mercer, a professor of nursing, remember his own attempt at suicide.

2 comments on “Robin Williams and Me: The Killer Among Us.

  1. gregmercer601
    September 11, 2014

    It strikes me: this piece was a reaction to such disturbing news, rather spontaneous and completley outside of my blog planning. I keep thinking it will fade away, but it strikes so many nerves! Not just mine. I appreciate your help spreading the word. It seems ironic and wierd publicizing my dark past, but it seems to take the sting out of it in a way nothing else does. We need to stop keeping secrets for no good reason. We can help each other: why not do it?


    • Michael Simms
      September 11, 2014

      Thanks, Greg. I admire this essay for its honesty and willingness to dig deep. Keep up the great work!


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