Robin Williams committed suicide a few weeks ago and devastated me. I initially thought my reaction was irrational since I knew the man no better than any other schmuck who likes movies. But, I quickly figured out my problem and started writing about it.
That writing, coupled with a reinterpretation of pages from my unpublished memoir, is going to be published soon. To be honest, I am scared shitless of releasing this. As an introvert, I tend to safeguard my true self behind a public mask. I’m publishing this memoir of my messy struggles anyway because I think it’s time we open up to the realities of mental illness so people don’t hurt alone. Countless people have survived mental illness.
The official book description of Another Kind of Free: Suicide Prevention in the Wake of Robin Williams’ Death is available, and the book will be released on September 12, 2014 by Difference Press. It has an ISBN number and a cover already! Holy crap, I’m really doing this. More to come….